Wednesday House Call September 30, 2015

Wednesday House Call   September 30, 2015

Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week.


1) Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins, spewing his usual nonsense about doctors and their income.
2) Flat Screen TVs. A new Canadian study shows more young children than ever are being hurt — some seriously — by falling TVs.
In addition to TVs, what are some other common household injuries you see in your medical practice? Burns? Falls? Rough play?
3) Dietary calcium intake is not linked with reduced risk of fracture among older adults, and that there is no evidence from clinical trials that increasing calcium intake from dietary sources prevents fractures.
4) Sun spots, age spots, liver spots, granny warts — whatever you call them, brown pigmented spots are common eruptions as we age. What’s normal? And when should these spots on the skin be investigated further? (for skin cancer?)