Dr. Oz: Rita Wilson Diagnosed with Cancer
Dr. Oz started his show by talking about the biggest headlines. First, he talked about how Tom Hanks‘s wife Rita Wilson was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Dr. Oz talked to People magazine executive editor Kate Coyne about it, because Rita Wilson recently opened up to People about it. Rita Wilson recently pulled out of her show on Broadway due to the diagnosis. She’s undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. She’s expected to make a full recovery.
Kate explained that initially, Rita’s biopsy came back clear. But Rita decided to get a second opinion and discovered she did have cancer after all. The second opinion meant that she saved her life. Many people think you should only get a second opinion when you get bad news, but Rita is encouraging people to get a second opinion even when you get good news.
Dr. Oz: Pink Fat-Shaming
Pink recently attended a cancer benefit and wore a black dress. When she got home, she saw lots of comments of people fat-shaming and body-shaming her online.
So Pink said online this statement: “I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous, and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern.”
Dr. Oz: Free Range Parents
The so-called Free Range Parents are in the news again. For the second time in four months, police have picked up their 6-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son while walking home alone from a park a mile from their house. This time, the police took them directly to Child Protective Services and held them for nearly 6 hours. Now, the parents have been charged with “unsubstantiated neglect.” The parents have gone online to share their belief that children need to be given their freedom and learn how to navigate the neighborhood on their own.
Dr. Oz asked for feedback on his Facebook page and got over 10,000 responses. One woman said, “This is ridiculous! We can’t raise our own children?! This isn’t neglect, it’s called giving responsibility…”
Another one said, “In today’s climate, I believe it is irresponsible.” Another woman said that there’s “too many sick people now” and that it’s a more dangeruus world now than when she was a kid.
Kidnapping rates have actually gone down over the years. It’s actually safer in some ways. We just hear more about abductions now. Car accidents, however, are still very common.
Dr. Oz: 65-Year-Old Woman Pregnant with Quadruplets
Dr. Oz also talked about a 65-year-old woman pregnant with quadruplets. This woman already has 13 children and 7 grandchildren.
One woman in Dr. Oz’s audience said she thought this was dangerous because of her age and the amount of children she’s having. She also wondered what quality of life she could give these children in the next 10 years. Another woman named Cecilia said that no one on Earth should dictate to another person whether they should or should not have a kid. She said if her doctor is okay with it, then it’s fine. One man in the audience said God wouldn’t let it happen if it wasn’t meant to be.
Dr. Oz explained that moms over age 40 have more risks, not just for the mom, but for the baby, too. High blood pressure is an issue, as is premature birth. He also clarified that this was not a natural conception. Those babies were placed there by a doctor.
Cecilia argued that “nothing is impossible for God” and that Elizabeth in the Bible was 80 years old when she had her kids. Dr. Oz said for him, it’s much more about the doctor. The doctor added the embryos without considering how it puts the kids at risk.
Dr. Oz: Teenager Allergic to Water
Dr. Oz talked to a 17-year-old girl named Alex who was allergic to water. There’s only about 50 reported cases of people who are allergic to water. Dr. Oz didn’t think there were any before he met Alex.
For Alex, it first developed when she was 12. It started at a hotel pool. But after a while, it progressed. She had reactions to showering, washing her hands, the rain, and the humidity. It turned out she had a condition called Aquagenic Urticaria.
This is a degenerative disease, so it will continue to progress and get worse. In her case, it only affects her skin. She can drink water fine. She said she uses hand sanitizers instead of washing her hands. She takes short, cold showers, because cold water affects her less. She also doesn’t do the dishes. She also makes sure to have an umbrella.
Dr. Oz told her that while her condition is degenerative, the longer she stays alive and continues to live with it, the more likely medicine will catch up and find a solution for her.
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