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Nurse Joanne Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach. Joanne starts the show discussing the effects of the "western diet" loaded with preprocessed foods and sugars. Relating a story about increased breast cancers rates and birth defects in China linked to a westernized diet.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Joanne Conaway discuss a news article concerning the rise of a "super bug". The numbers of people hospitalized with C-diff infections doubled in the U.S. between 2000 and 2005. Researchers believe it is linked to overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics.
- Mel has questions concerning weaning off of blood pressure medications.
- Betty asks Joanne about a severe case of pancreatitis.
- Pam has been diagnosed with ostoeporosis and is experiencing severe muscle cramps.