Sep 12

Clomid for Men With Low Testosterone Part Four

Body Builder

Clomid for Men With Low Testosterone Part Four This article is part four of a series.  Part One, Part two, Part Three New studies over 2013-2014 published in the urology and endocrinology literature show renewed interest in Clomiphene treatment to … Continue reading

Sep 08

The Medical Profession and Ai WeiWei Chinese Artist

WeiWei_Never_Sorry

The Medical Profession and Ai WeiWei, Chinese Artist The Chinese artist, Ai WeiWei, is an inspiration to all of us. WeiWei has to deal with a personal decision:  To either defy or submit to unjust authoritarian suppression of the truth. … Continue reading

Sep 02

New Study Shows Women Prefer Bioidentical Hormones

Case_western_reserve_campus_2005

A new study  from the  Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve examined women’s attitudes about bioidentical hormones for menopausal symptoms.(1) Above left image: Case Western Reserve Campus Courtesy of WIkimedia. How Was the Study Done ? The study was … Continue reading

Aug 01

Preventing Heart Attacks with Ouabain

Strophanthus_gratus_strodival_Ouabain_Jeffrey_Dach

Preventing Heart Attacks with Ouabain Reversing Heart Disease Part Five by Jeffrey Dach MD Our previous articles in this series, Parts one, two, three and four have made the case for the “clogged artery” filled with atherosclerotic plaque as the … Continue reading

Jul 23

Low Testosterone from Pain Pills by Jeffrey Dach MD

Field_of_opium_low_testosterone

Low Testosterone From Pain Pills by Jeffrey Dach MD Joe has chronic fatigue, weakness, and erectile dysfunction. He was doing well until 10 years ago when he started pain pills after a car accident which left him with chronic back pain.  Left image: … Continue reading

Jul 16

Testosterone for Dry Eye Syndrome

Testosterone for Dry Eye Syndrome Jeffrey Dach MD

Testosterone for Dry Eye Syndrome by Jeffrey Dach MD Mrs. B was 58 years old with typical menopausal symptoms of night sweats and hot flashes, and came to see me because of dry itchy, red eyes.  The lids sometimes swell because … Continue reading

Jul 03

Safety of Bioidentical Hormones

Drop_impact3

Safety of Bioidentical Hormones Are Women’s Bio-identical hormones Safe? 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 … Continue reading

Jun 25

Lexapro for Hot Flashes, Medical Victimization or Joke?

LexaproEscitalopramssriantidepressanthotflashesjama

Lexapro for Hot Flashes – Medical Victimization or a Joke? by Jeffrey Dach MD A JAMA study by Ellen W Freeman shows that Lexapro is “marginally” more effective than placebo for Hot Flashes.  This is laughable, and surely you must be joking?  The authors … Continue reading

Jun 25

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology

Robert_jarvik_Lipitor_Heart

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology by Jeffrey Dach MD Perhaps you have seen the Direct-to-Consumer TV and print advertisements with Robert Jarvik, the inventor of the Jarvik Heart, speaking on behalf of the Pfizer’s anti-cholesterol drug, Lipitor.  With … Continue reading

Jun 23

Hormone Therapy Increases Breast Cancer Says JAMA Study

JAMASSRI

Hormone Therapy Increases Breast Cancer Says JAMA Study by Jeffrey Dach MD Synthetic Progestin Found to Cause Breast Cancer A new study published in the October 2010 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reviewed 11 years of … Continue reading

Jun 21

Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Arthritis Pain

NIH3

Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Arthritis Pain by Jeffrey Dach M.D. The NIH GAIT Study (1)(2) As usual, the New York Times and the rest of the media got the story wrong.(4)    Rather than being ineffective, as the media concluded about … Continue reading

Jun 21

Remembering Interventional Radiology Days

snare24

Remembering Interventional Radiology Days by Jeffrey Dach MD Above Image shows me in 2001, wearing a sterile surgical gown performing a percutaneous nephrostomy in the Interventional Radiology Suite. Note the plexiglass radiation shield suspended above the patient on the right, … Continue reading

Jun 15

Herpes Simplex Natural Treatments

Herpes_Labialis_Lower Lip

Herpes Simplex Natural Treatments by Jeffrey Dach MD Herpes is a common problem I see in the office. Many of these patients are on long term acyclovir, the standard anti-viral medication which is quite effective at suppressing recurrence. However, this … Continue reading