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Dr. Wallach starts the show today discussing the statistics surrounding medical mistakes that occur in the U.S. each year. According the Journal of the American Medical Association and the CDC (Centers for Disease Prevention and Control) some 15 million Americans are killed, injured and infected every year. Doc states that if this were the airline industry no one would ever fly.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding a surgeon who has written a book exposing the "code of silence" within the medical industry. The surgeon from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Dr. Marty Makary's book explains how doctors don't tell anyone about bad doctors or mistakes they witness. Also discussing how greedy doctors and hospitals take sales commissions from drug and medical device makers.
- Lisa is trying to go gluten free but has concerns about handling her dog's food that may have gluten from grains.
- Mark has been diagnosed with an enlarged thyroid gland.
- Kat has two questions the first concerns her own hyperthroidism. Second she has questions regarding her cat that has feline leukemia.
- Dick has been diagnosed with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and renal failure.
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