Needless Fear of Estrogen Replacement Causes Suffering

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Needless Fear of Estrogen Replacement Causes Massive Suffering and Increased Mortality by Jeffrey Dach MD According to a new study, fifty thousand women died needlessly because of fear of estrogen replacement after hysterectomy.(3) Both Time Magazine and the LA Times  … Continue reading

Online Information for Hashimotos Thyroid Disease

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Online Information for Hashimotos Thyroid Disease Susan has Hashimotos’ thyroid disease, and has been online gathering information and learning as much as she can.  However, Susan is bewildered by the amount of contradictory and conflicting information, and is asking me … Continue reading

Preventing Coronary Artery Disease with Bioidentical Hormones

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Preventing Coronary Artery Disease with Bioidentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD The “Flip Flop” on Estrogen and Heart Disease Medical science has done a “Flip-Flop” on estrogen and coronary heart disease.  Prior to 2003,  Forty observational studies showed that post-menopausal … Continue reading

Low Thyroid, Hashimotos and Pregnancy

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Low Thyroid, Hashimotos and Pregnancy by Jeffrey Dach MD Today is a happy day for Susan.  She just delivered a healthy baby girl, and sent me a cute baby photo with a thank you note.  Six months before, Susan was … Continue reading

Can Chronic Stress Cause Cancer ?

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Chronic Stress – Nervous Breakdown and Catatonia The classic 1949 war movie, “Twelve Oclock High” starring Gregory Peck, reveals the effect of chronic stress on B-17 pilots during the war.  After many weeks of stressful daylight bombing raids,  Gregory Peck … Continue reading

Hypothyroid Risks for Infection

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Low Thyroid Condition Predisposes to Death From Infectious Disease The greatest American Endocrinologist, Broda Barnes MD, was an astute clinician who observed the low thyroid condition is associated with  reduced immunity to infectious diseases.  These teachings of Dr Barnes (1906-1988) … Continue reading

Clostridia Difficile Enterocolitis Causes Prevention and Treatment

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Clostridia Difficile Enterocolitis Causes Prevention and Treatment by Jeffrey Dach MD If you wake up one morning in a hospital bed, you might want to know your risk of C Diff (Clostridia Enterocolitis) is increased if the previous occupant  was … Continue reading

Antonio Bianco TSH Inadequate for Levothyroxine Dosing

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Dr Antonio Bianco Rattles Cages in Mainstream Endocrinology Dr Antonio Bianco asks a very important question, “Does a normal serum TSH indicate adequate treatment in patients given levothyroxine (T4-only) medication?” His answer, published in the Oct 2016 Endocrinology and Metabolism, … Continue reading

Fake Research on Heart Disease by Sugar Industry

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Fake Research on Heart Disease by Sugar Industry by Jeffrey Dach MD Fraudulent research comes in many flavors.  Perhaps the most memorable scientific fraud was the 1974 case of Dr William Summerlin, a dermatologist at Sloan Kettering who claimed to … Continue reading

Probiotics Decrease Mortality from Stem Cell Transplantation

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Probiotics Decrease Mortality from Stem Cell Transplantation by Jeffrey Dach MD We are continually surprised by new studies showing the importance of the microbiome, or “friendly bacteria” colonizing the gut.  One such study was done  by Dr Ying Taur published … Continue reading

Hyperthyroidism from Autonomous Thyroid Nodule

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Hyperthyroidism from Autonomous Thyroid Nodule Iodine Induced Hyperthyroidism by Jeffrey Dach MD Brenda, a young woman from “the islands”  came in for a routine lab evaluation.  Her spot urine test for iodine  came back, “zero”, indicating iodine deficiency.   Brenda was … Continue reading

Why Bioidentical Hormones Are Safer Than Synthetic

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Why Bioidentical Hormones Are Safer Than Synthetic by Jeffrey Dach MD Bio-identical hormones exist naturally in the human body, so it is axiomatic that these are safe. However, we are interested in a slightly different question. What is the safety … Continue reading

Alum Jax Cole Thyroid Cancer Epidemic of Overdiagnosis

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Alum Jax Cole Thyroid Cancer Epidemic of Overdiagnosis The American Idol finalist Alum Jax Cole announced that she underwent thyroid surgery in April after discovering a “lump in her neck”.  She is now receiving radiation treatments, presumably radioactive iodine (I-131), … Continue reading

Steven A Rosenberg and Cancer Immunotherapy

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Steven A Rosenberg MD and the Race for CAR T-Cell Cancer Therapy This article is part one For part two, Click Here by Jeffrey Dach MD Expecting the Unexpected Laboring tediously for hours on end, medical students inject cancer cells … Continue reading

Menopause Accelerates Aging New Study

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Two UCLA Studies Show Menopause Accelerates Aging A new study by Dr Morgan E. Levine from UCLA in PNAS shows that  menopause accelerates aging. (1)  A second study by Dr Judith Carroll from UCLA reported in  Biological Psychiatry that “insomnia … Continue reading

Is Your Baby Toxic from Environmental Chemicals ?

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Is Your Baby Toxic from Environmental Chemicals? by Jeffrey Dach MD There is alarming news from the University of California about toxic chemicals in virtually all pregnant women. Tracey Woodruff found 163 different chemicals in pregnant women including banned Flame … Continue reading

Defending the Cholesterol Hypothesis in the Elderly

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Defending the Cholesterol Hypothesis in the Elderly by Jeffrey Dach MD Med Page Today ran an article by cardiologist Larry Husten, defending the cholesterol theory of heart disease entitled “Cholesterol Skeptics Launch Another Attack”. (1)(10)  Left Image Medpage Today Logo … Continue reading

GMO Food Fight on Senate Floor

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GMO Food Fight on Floor of Senate Setting the Record Straight When it comes to debate among members of the Senate, we think of the great orators of antiquity such as Ancient Greece and Rome.  These were the intellectual giants … Continue reading