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Get ready to learn things not traditionally taught to medical doctors!
Some of the things you will hear Dr. Buttar and Robert talk about in this week’s show are:
Doctors’ son died 10 days before flu shot appointment. Now, they want to save your child – Two physicians who lost their young son to the flu last year want parents to listen to their message, born of great grief and suffering: Get your child a flu shot. Drs. Laura and Anthony Sidari’s 4-year-old son, Leon, did not get the flu vaccine last year. He died on Christmas Day, less than 48 hours after he started feeling sick. “I didn’t know a condition could kill a child that quickly who had been previously healthy,” said Laura, a psychiatrist. “This has been a hard haul for us, and we’re very private people, but we’re trying to help other families.” Leon was one of 185 US children who died in the 2017-18 flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a historic high. Approximately 80% of those children had not received a flu shot, according to the CDC. Laura and Anthony, a rheumatologist, had wanted to get Leon and his 2-year-old brother flu shots at a pharmacy. They lived in Texas, where state law prohibits pharmacists from vaccinating anyone under the age of 7.
Type 2 diabetes affecting younger, leaner population – It is well recognized that increasing rates of Type 2 diabetes are mainly driven by obesity and lifestyle factors. But that’s not the whole story. Genetics and epigenetics – changes in gene expression – also play an important role. We are starting to see an increase in Type 2 diabetes in leaner people at a much younger age than usually associated with the disease. This means in addition to focusing on good diet and exercise, we need better awareness of groups most at risk of Type 2 diabetes. These include many ethnic groups, women with a history of gestational diabetes and people with a family history of diabetes. In my clinical practice, I have seen teenagers and even children as young as seven, as well as younger patients of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin with Type 2 diabetes. Among indigenous people in Central Australia, rates of diabetes are some of the worst in the world, at around three times that of non-indigenous people. Studies in some remote communities suggest a prevalence of Type 2 diabetes of up to 30 percent, compared to a rate of around 5 percent in the non-indigenous population.