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 … Continue reading

Probiotics Decrease Mortality from Stem Cell Transplantation

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

Why Bioidentical Hormones Are Safer Than Synthetic

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