Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the downward spiraling economy and the fact the Siemans is set to lay off 2000 employees. Contending that the reason for many lay offs is the inability of employers to keep up with the rising cost of healthcare for their employees. Doc asserts that people should become "do-it-yourselfers" with their healthcare.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning a report out of the UK regarding the British National Health Service (socialized medicine). The report states that in 2008 alone 722 objects were left in patients after surgery. Including pliers, scalpels, coils and swabs. Also in the past five years 12,200 patients had organs punctured during operations.
- Sheryl has questions concerning a fifteen year old boy who has osteoporosis.
- Randy's son had a ruptured appendix that caused his gall bladder function to fall to 23%. Now his doctor wants to remove the gall bladder.
- Charlie has questions regarding OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and a connection to thyroid function.
- Brenda has question concerning a diagnosis of mixed dementia in her mother.
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