New studies seek causes of early onset dementia

| August 15, 2013

An online JAMA Internal Medicine study published Monday, 8/12/13 looked at 2 new studies that utilize the population base of approx 500,000 Swedish men from their late teens to middle age to discern possible triggers of early-onset Alzheimer’s (prior to age 65).  Researchers found that patients with high systolic blood pressure, low cognitive function and […]

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Whole-grain, fiberand disease prevention

| August 11, 2013

A local article in the Milwaukee Journal sentinel Sunday, Aug 11,2013 discusses the truth behind ‘whole grain’.  Many foods are marketed as whole grain and told that they have an 18% to 40% lower risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease.  However, it’s important to realize that whole grains + fiber achieve these protective results […]

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Dietary Guidelines Aim to Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

| August 10, 2013

New guidelines have been developed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PRCM).  PRCM is a nonprofit organization that advocates preventive medicine and good nutrition with clinical research seeking higher ethical standard in research.  The new guidelines were released mid July at the International Conference on nutrition and the Brain in Washington, DC. PCRM president […]

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| September 28, 2012

K.O. is a 46yo male who arrived with Rheumatoid Arthritis, fatigue out of proportion and low Testosterone levels.  His prior MD was having difficulty maintaining a therapeutic level and pt arrived for a 2nd opinion.  Pt was trialed on bio-identical Testosterone suspension with significant improvement in his fatigue and pain.  ‘Doc, I’m off of my […]

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Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroid dz and thyroid cancer

| May 23, 2012

This spring there were 2 patients in my office, both with known thyroid dz that were struggling with fatigue, heart palpitations and various other symptoms that were not adequately being addressed.  Both patients had repeat thyroid panels including antibody levels for Hashimoto’s drawn and both had thyroid Ultrasounds performed.  Both patients had an irregular border on […]

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Fatigue helped by bio-identical Testosterone; no more naps

| May 23, 2012

A 66yo male initially comes into the office with complaints of inability to stay awake more than 4-5hrs at a time without needing a nap.  Pt has been frustrated that he cannot do activities around the house or a 9hole of golf with his friends without needing a nap; feeling this may be something he […]

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Bio-identical Hormones and clinical research here in Waukesha

| May 23, 2012

I recently met with a researcher at UW-Madison who focuses on bio-identical hormone replacement in women and men.  His research centers around the delay, decrease and improving the course of multiple age-related diseases including Alzheimer’s, Coronary heart dz, Stroke, Diabetes type II, metabolic syndome and obesity.   In meeting with this PhD, the value in blending […]

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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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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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Is there really hope for a vaccine against cancer?

| December 14, 2011

As recently reported in December 19, 2011 edition of Newsweek, there may be a vaccine against cancer. A University of Washington researcher has been working with patient in a clinical trial with breast cancer injecting a vaccine that allows a patients immune system to mount an attack against the vaccine as it attaches to the […]

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