3-D Mammography now available

| April 18, 2012

Newest 3-D mammography technology now available at Waukesha Memorial Hospital known as Tomosynthesis.  This FDA approved technique takes images from multiple angles and allow the radiologist to view different angles on the computer screen to better see areas of increased density; this technique is best for fibrocystic breasts and may help decrease the need for […]

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New Alzheimer’s Test

| April 11, 2012

A new tool to detect Alzheimer’s earlier and more accurately in patients at the earliest sign of memory problems.  The test uses a chemical called Florbetapir or Amyvid; aradioactive agent that tags clumps the sticky amyloid in the brain.  Amyloid proteins are the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s but  the presence of amyloid in the brain does […]

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Heavier longer bleeding; is this really menopause?

| April 10, 2012

That ramp up into menopause; think it’s only related to lighter periods that space out and then stop?  Many women have exactly that type of slow ramping down of their cycles.  However, then there’ s the rest of us who can have heavier bleeding that just won’t quit, bleeding up to 2-3weeks, stopping for short […]

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Thyroid disease in the Midwest

| April 10, 2012

Ever wonder why there is so much hypothyroid disease in the Midwest?  Doctors are diagnosing a larger number of patients with low functioning thyroid and autoimmune thyroid illness with numbers similar to 50-70 years ago.  Why?  There are several possible reasons:  1) The Midwest has no natural iodine in our rain water as that rainwater […]

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Bio-identical Hormones and Anti-aging

| April 10, 2012

Exciting new information may link bio-identical hormones with the delay of onset, decreasing the incidence and even improving the course of age-related diseases including Alzheimers.  Alzheimer’s has a 2;1 female predominance in women to men and research shows increased risk demential in women with ovaries removed and a positive relationship between Alzheimers and low sex […]

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