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Common Medical Mistakes that We Should be Aware of – http://thejoelarchive.wpengine.com

Dr. Joel Wallach begins the show today discussing the death of the head of Nintendo. Also citing the death of Steve Jobs asserting that being wealthy doesn’t help anyone live to be 100. Contending that the medical model is wrong about most chronic disease states. Outlining the problem of a third of U.S. adults being overweight or obese.

Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss several news stories about medical mistakes and fraud. Citing the story of a Detroit doctor who got 45 years for fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. Dr. Farid Fata gave 500 patients cancer treatments they didn’t need so he could charge insurance companies for millions. Another story of a nurse who fell asleep dropping a newborn and fracturing the baby’s skull. Finally the story of an anesthesiologist who was recorded making fun of the patient during a colonoscopy.

Callers
Alita has follow up questions regarding her daughter who has RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and chronic diarrhea.

Doug has a friend with several health challenges including diarrhea, degenerative disk disease, hypothyroidism, Type 2 diabetes and hammer toes.

Wanda’s friend is morbidly obese has hypertension, depression and hypothyroidism.

Sean is overweight and has hypertension.

original air date – 2015.09.16