Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Ben discusses a recent study that has linked the diabetes drug "Advandia" to increased risk of heart attack and death. Ben asserts that diabetes can be controlled with diet and exercise. Also recommending the "Sweet Eze" product from Youngevity.
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Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a study from the National Academy of Sciences that has found most Americans are vitamin D deficient. Although many foods are fortified with vitamin D it is the wrong form of the vitamin. Foods are fortiefied with vitamin D2 the body best uses vitamin D3. Ben recommends getting 10 to 15 minutes of sun exposure daily to help the body with it's vitamin D production.
Ann has questions regarding periodontal disease.
Janie has questions concerning calcium absorbtion.
Debbie asks Ben if 1000mg of vitamin C daily is too much.
Dr. Wallach disusses thelatest statics on hospital death rates and country motality vs dollars spent on health care per capita.
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Billy Graff and Dr. Wallach discuss a news story suggesting that tomatoes may not help prostate cancer victims as was widely thought. Doc and Billy also discuss the west nile virus and it possible effect on north american bird populations.
Lajuana has questions concerning her father's heart bypass surgery.
Marie has a friend with colon /intestional issues.
Bill Graff and Joann Conaway discuss a news story tying multi-vitamins with advanced prostate cancer in a recent study. Billy and Joanne also comment on a story out of Madrid Spain about a morphine addicted doctor. The anestheiologist gave 275 patients hepititus C when he used the same tainted needles he had also used on himself. (Nice Guy!)
James has a friend with bloody urine.
Ricky wants to know about slipping knee caps.
Coraleen has chronic bowel trouble. (constipation)
Dr. Wallach discusses the fact that people are minerally deficient because the nutrients aren't in the soil. Contending that before technologies people put the ashes from their wood fires into their gardens enriching them with minerals.
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Doug Winfrey discusses a news article concerning a report that found the U.S. ranked last among five other wealthy nations in efficiency of the health care system. Despite the fact that we spend twice what the country that ranked first spends.
Laurie has questions regarding bone loss.
Harold has a friend with type I diabetes and wants to find healthy snacks.
Brad has concerns over high blood pressure.
Leon has a friend with cancer and is looking for ways to bolster the immune system.
Dr. Wallach disusses the news story concerning the recent sale of Chrysler Corp. Industry experts claim the main reason for the sale was the extremely high healthcare costs. Doc contends with increasing costs of healthcare people should take responsiblility for their own health by educating themselves.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news story concerning drug reps access to medical schools. Five schools nation-wide have set up strict guidelines regarding the access they will allow to their teaching doctors and medical students. This all in an effort to reduce the amount of influence the drug companies have on prescribing habits.
Patrick sustained a groin injury resulting in frequent urination.
Michelle has white spots on her face and hands.
Bob (email) has questions regarding a friend with an enlarged heart.
Stream Live from our website: Download from our website:Download this Podcast here The following is a KSCO commentary. Here is Kay Zwerling: A while back, some listener called and said that Bill Gates -- the Bill Gates -- was using some of my stuff. If it’s true, I figured that imitation is the best form of flattery. Were it someone else, I might be indignant and call it plagiarism. So much for ego. Whatever -- I’d now like to return the possible compliment. Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feeling good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world. Rule 1: Life isn’t fair - get used to it Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself. Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both the phone and the $60,000. Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity. Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them. Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you are. Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as many times as you want to get it right. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life. Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time. Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs. And finally, Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one. If you agree, pass this on. If you can read this - Thank a teacher If you are reading it in English -Thank a soldier I want to say a few things about political correctness, and how it has been the worst human characteristic that we have allowed our children to live by for the last five decades. And about the recent 18% raise that our county leaders have taken for themselves -- how come these bleeding heart liberal lawmakers are always eager to help the needy and handicapped, but first they have to take hefty salaries and pensions for themselves, and then if anything is leftover, they’ll help those in need? For KSCO and KOMY, this is Kay Zwerling. Copyright 2007
Dr. Wallach discusses the importance of people educating themselves about their own healthcare. Contending the more knowledge one has about health the easier it will be to make educated decisions regarding health. Doc outlines several resources where people can find the information they need to make informed healthcare decisions.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss two recent news articles the first concerns billing practices of some California hospitals. A recent report from a two year study found that hospitals charged uninsured low income patients up to threes more than what they were charging private insurers or government programs such as Medicare. The second story comes out of China and concerns patients and relatives reactions to hospital overcharges and fraud. The Chinese people began attacking doctors, nurses and healthcare workers at such an alarming rate the government is sending police into hospitals to protect the workers.
Martha's son's doctor wants to perform a double hip replacement on him.
John has questions regarding his blood sugar levels.
Dr. Wallach mentions Mother's Day is just around the corner. Suggesting that gifts of health are a good idea and recommends getting mom Youngevity's "Cocogevity" antioxidant juice supplement. Also suggesting the "Slender FX if mom wants to lose some weight and inches.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss two recent news stories. The first concerns a New York Times piece that found doctors are being paid millions of dollars in "rebates" for pushing anemia drugs. A second story concerns two recent studies published in the Journal of the America Medical Association. The studies found that drug coated stents are being used for "off-label" procedures at an alarming rate.