New Study Shows Women Prefer Bioidentical Hormones

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

Preventing Heart Attacks with Ouabain

Preventing Heart Attacks with Ouabain

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

Low Testosterone from Pain Pills by Jeffrey Dach MD

Hormone Disruption From Pain Pills

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

Testosterone for Dry Eye Syndrome

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

Safety of Bioidentical Hormones

Why Bioidentical Hormones Are Safer Than Synthetic

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

Lexapro for Hot Flashes, Medical Victimization or Joke?

Lexapro for Hot Flashes, Medical Victimization or Joke?

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

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology

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

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

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

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