Vitamin D Prevents Hip Fracture and Breast Cancer

Vitamin D Prevents Hip Fracture and Breast Cancer by Jeffrey Dach MD Hip Fractures Prevented In a recent medical study by Cauley in the August 2008 Annals of Internal Medicine, low Vitamin D was found to be associated with increased rate of hip … Continue reading

Vitamin D Deficiency, the Ignored Epidemic

Vitamin D Deficiency, the Ignored Epidemic

Vitamin D Deficiency, the Ignored Epidemic of the Developed World by Jeffrey Dach MD Is it a New Bio-Tech Drug, or is it Vitamin D? What if I told you I discovered a Bio-Tech company with a new drug that … Continue reading

Hormone Therapy Increases Breast Cancer Says JAMA Study

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

SSRI Antidepressants No Better Than Placebo Says JAMA

The Power of the Placebo

SSRI Antidepressants No Better Than Placebo Says JAMA by Jeffrey Dach MD A study published in JAMA Jan 5, 2010 reported that SSRI antidepressants are no better than placebo for most cases of depression. The authors reviewed 30 years of … Continue reading

NSAIDS, Small Bowel and Leaky Gut

NSAIDS, Small Bowel and Leaky Gut  by Jeffrey Dach MD Sarah has a PhD degree in Nursing and works on a medical team  in a University Medical Center.   She arrives in my office with complaints of chronic fatigue and … Continue reading

Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Arthritis Pain

Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Arthritis Pain

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

Remembering Interventional Radiology Days

Remembering Interventional Radiology Days

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

Remembering Benjamin Felson, M.D.

Remembering Benjamin Felson, M.D.by Jeffrey Dach MD One of my idols in radiology was Benjamin Felson, M.D., the guru of plain chest xray interpretation. Back in 1977, while in residency training in Chicago, I attended a radiology meeting where Dr. … Continue reading

The Importance of the Pelvic Sonogram

The Importance of the Pelvic Sonogram by Jeffrey Dach MD A 56 year old female patient had an episode of abnormal post-menopausal vaginal bleeding for which a pelvic sonogram was recommended. The sonogram showed a cystic swiss cheese appearance of … Continue reading

Herpes Simplex Natural Treatments

Herpes Simplex Natural Treatments

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, … Continue reading

Cannabis Oil for Acute Leukemia

Cannabis Oil for ACute LEukemia ALL Jeffrey DaCh MD

Cannabis Oil for Acute Leukemia, Case Report by Jeffrey Dach MD The following case report appeared in the November 2013 Journal of Case Reports in Oncology.(1)  Left Image : Blast cells on blood smear in acute leukemia courtesy of Wikimedia … Continue reading

Medical Cannabis for Epilepsy Part Two

Medical Cannabis for Epilepsy Part Two

Medical Cannabis for Epilepsy Part Two by Jeffrey Dach MD A remarkable development has the news media buzzing, a neurology journal, Epilepsia, has just published the Case for Medical Marijuana in Epilepsy, May 22, 2014.(1-4) Header Image: Matt Figi, Charlotte, … Continue reading

PCOS, BPA and Endocrine Disruptors Part Three

PCOS, BPA and Endocrine Disruptors Part Three

PCOS, BPA and Endocrine Disruptors Part Three by Jeffrey Dach MD This is part three of a series. For Part One Click Here. For Part Two, Click Here. At the May 16 A4M Meeting in Orlando, Felice Gersh MD gave … Continue reading

Marijuana Refugees and Medicinal Cannabis for Seizures

Medicl Cannabis seizure disorder

Marijuana Refugees and Medicinal Cannabis for Seizures by Jeffrey Dach MD link to article Sanjay Gupta, being a neurosurgeon, is acutely aware of the medicinal properties of cannabis for neurological disorders and brain tumors.  His television documentaries, Weed and Weed … Continue reading

Bioidentical Hormone Estriol Beneficial For Multiple Sclerosis MS

Bioidentical Hormone Estriol Beneficial For Multiple Sclerosis MS by Jeffrey Dach MD Multiple sclerosis affects about a million people worldwide.  It is an auto-immune neuro-degenerative disorder characterized by demyelinating plaques thought the brain and spinal cord, visible on MRI scans … Continue reading

Endometriosis Natural Treatments by Jeffrey Dach MD

Endometriosis Natural Treatments by Jeffrey Dach MD

Endometriosis Natural Treatments by Jeffrey Dach MD   Endometriosis is a chronic and incurable gynecological condition causing pelvic pain,  menstrual irregularities, infertility and misery  affecting 6-10% of women in the United States.(1)(7) The worldwide incidence of endometriosis is estimated to … Continue reading

Following Thyroid Nodules with Ultrasound

Following Thyroid Nodules with Ultrasound by Jeffrey Dach MD Don’t Fall for the thyroid nodule trap. Yesterday, a mother and her 18 year old daughter came into the office for the daughter’s low thyroid condition.  She had just come from … Continue reading

The Art of the Curb Side Cholesterol Consult by Jeffrey Dach MD

The Art of the Curb Side Consult by Jeffrey Dach MD In our neighborhood, we take the garbage cans out to the curb twice a week for the garbage pickup.  Although we grumble about the extra work, it’s a good … Continue reading

B12 Deficiency and Neuro Psychiatric Disorders by Jeffrey Dach MD

B12 Deficiency and Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders by Jeffrey Dach MD

B12 Deficiency and Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders by Jeffrey Dach MD A case was presented at the Medical University of South Carolina.  The patient was a 23 year old female with paranoid psychosis treated unsuccessfully with anti-psychotic medications and shock therapy.  The … Continue reading

Cannabis Oil Brain Tumor Remission by Jeffrey Dach MD

Cannabis Oil Brain Tumor Remission by Jeffrey Dach MD Dr. William Courtney was interviewed by the Huffington Post and talked about an 8 month old baby suffering from a malignant brain tumor (see MRI images at left).(2) The parents declined … Continue reading