Coronary Calcium Score Benefits of Aged Garlic

How to Reduce Calcium Scores  ? Jim has an elevated coronary calcium score in the 95% percentile indicating high risk for future heart attack.  He is being treated by his cardiologist with daily aspirin and atorvastatin (lipitor), a statin drug to reduce cholesterol. Currently we are following a number of similar patients with elevated coronary […]

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Atherosclerotic Plaque as Infected Biofilm

I first met Stephen Fry M.D.  a couple of years ago at his booth at the ACAM meeting at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, and enjoyed an interesting conversation about his work.  We met a second time last month again at his booth at a medical meeting.  Dr. Stephen Fry runs his own microbiology lab […]

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Shaken Baby Syndrome Imprisonment by Misdiagnosis

Over the past 30 years thousands of parents have been falsely accused, found guilty and imprisoned for “shaken baby syndrome”, a diagnosis  of child abuse based on Xrays showing fractures, intracerebral and retinal bleeding.  Left image shows  old rib fractures (yellow arrow) on chest xray of infant.  Is this diagnostic of child abuse ? What […]

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Health Insurance CEO’s Rewarded for Denying Care

The CEO for United Healthcare received a $66 million compensation package.  This is a reward for denying care to sick people. This is outrageous.  Why does America allow this?   Every time we pay a monthly premium to the health insurance company, we are funding the exorbitant salaries of the CEO’s. See my article on this […]

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Fecal Transplantation and the Sweet Smell of Success

Fecal Transplantation, the Sweet Smell of Success by Jeffrey Dach MD A recent medical meeting I attended covered the “microbiome”, the friendly bacteria in our gut.  Apparently these little microbes are doing a lot more than we thought. Dybiosis is disruption of our normal microbial flora.  One example is the dreaded complication,  Clostrida Difficile entero-colitis,  […]

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Lung Cancer Screening for Smokers Major Breakthrough

Lung Cancer Screening Major Breakthrough During my days working as a radiologist, one of my jobs was early detection of lung cancer on chest Xrays and CAT scans. Left Image shows CAT scan of chest shows typical lung cancer (red circle) courtesy of Duke Lung Cancer Screening. Although we occasionally found a mass or nodule […]

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TSH Suppression Benefits and Adverse Effects

At a recent medical meeting I attended, “the danger of TSH suppression” was mentioned.  The listening audience of doctors was advised not to suppress TSH with thyroid medication.  We were advised to make sure the TSH always stays within the lab reference range. Thyroid Excess and Thyrotoxicosis Of course, we would all agree that too […]

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Curing Autism with Antibiotics

I was intrigued by a 2015 case report by John Rodakis of an autistic child whose symptoms dramatically improved while on a 10 day course of antibiotics.(4)  The dad brought the autistic child to an urgent care center, where strep thoat was diagnosed and a 10 day course of Amoxicillin prescribed.  On the fourth day […]

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Dr Mehmet Oz Smear Campaign Back Fires

In round one of the war between Monsanto and Dr OZ, a poisoned pen was mailed to Columbia University.  Here is a quote: “We are surprised and dismayed that Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons would permit Dr. Mehmet Oz to occupy a faculty appointment, let alone a senior administrative position in the Department […]

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New Attack on BioIdentical Hormones by Drug Industry

BioIdentical Hormones Attacked Again Article in Huffington Post by SWHR. Just when things have calmed down, the Drug Industry opens a new salvo in its war against bioidentical hormones, perceived as unfairly stealing market share from their flaghip hormone pill, Prempro, a synthetic chemical currently in litigation for causing cancer and heart disease. This time […]

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Progesterone for PMS Part Two

Progesterone for PMS, and irregular menstrual cycles. Part Two For over a million years, now, estrogen and progesterone has been key players in the female menstrual cycle, ovulation and fertility.  Left Image: Iconic 1966 theatrical poster of Raquel Welch in One Million Years BC. later featured in the Shawshank Redemption covering the escape tunnel. Understanding […]

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HGH Human Growth Hormone Medical Research Studies

Marketing of HGH and Testosterone is considered “disease mongering” in a new article by Thomas Perls, gerontologist at Boston University.(1)  Of course, it is.  The pharmaceutical industry typically uses disease mongering as a marketing strategy because it works very well.  They have used it for statin drugs, SSRI antidepressants, ADHD drugs, Restless leg syndrome, fibromyalgia […]

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Angelina Jolie, BRCA Gene, Preventive Cancer Surgery

Angelina Jolie BRCA Gene and Preventive Cancer Surgery by Jeffrey Dach MD Angelina Jolie’s story in a New York Times Op Ed revealed the celebrity underwent not only a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy about two years ago, but also more recently, a bilateral oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries). (1) In the Op Ed piece,  Angelina Joli […]

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Fosamax Study Denies Link with Femur Fractures

Fosamax Study Denies Link with Femur Fractures by Jeffrey Dach MD A recent NEJM article by Dennis Black MD denying a link between Fosamax and spontaneous mid-femur fractures has many doctors raising their eyebrows.  Firstly, there is the problem of conflict of interest.  The study was funded by Fosamax maker, Merck, and the authors are all […]

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SSRI Antidepressant Drug Induced Suicide in the Military

SSRI Antidepressant Drug Induced Suicide in the Military Over the past few decades, there has been unprecedented increased suicide rate in the military.  Some experts see a causal link with increased use of SSRI antidepressants and other psycho-active drugs in the Military.  (9,10) Others have denied this link.  Both sides of the debate were examined […]

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COPD Natural Treatments

COPD Natural Treatments by Jeffrey Dach MD Sally was a 65 year old retired secretary, and heavy smoker.  She smoked a pack a day for the past 50 years.   She has been short of breath lately and coughing up copious phlegm. Sally has COPD, chronic obstructive lung disease.  Her pulmonologist prescribed Salmeterol Xinafoate (serevent inhaler),  […]

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Breakthrough Treatment for Skin Cancer Curaderm BEC5

Breakthrough Treatment for Skin Cancer, Curaderm BEC5 by Jeffrey Dach MD A New Discovery Cures Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer A good friend of mine is an avid outdoor jogger, and he runs a few miles every day in the bright Florida Sun. Unfortunately he is sensitive to the sun, prone to skin cancer, and now has […]

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FDA Says Osteoporosis Drugs Cause Femur Fractures

FDA Says Osteoporosis Drugs Cause Femur Fractures by Jeffrey Dach MD For years, I have been warning patients, friends and family members about the adverse effects of osteoporosis drugs.  Finally, after years of dragging their feet, the FDA issued a news release (Oct 13, 2010) warning of “possible” risk of femur fractures caused by the osteoporosis drugs such as fosamax, boniva, […]

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Synthetic Hormones Lose in Court

Synthetic Hormones Lose in Court Pfizer-Wyeth Loses Big Case Prempro Causes Breast Cancer 112 Million in Punitive Damages by Jeffrey Dach MD A 112 million dollar punitive award is a very loud statement.  It states that the jury was outraged by the “wanton and reckless” conduct by Wyeth.  112 Million Dollars in punitive damages was awarded to […]

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Which is Greater Threat, Measles or Measles Vaccine?

Which is Greater Threat, Measles or Measles Vaccine? by Jeffrey Dach MD A recent measles outbreak at Disneyland of at least 70 cases (Jan 2015) has created quite a stir in the media.  Five of the cases were fully vaccinated, indicating the measles vaccine confers only temporary immunity. Clearly there is no “failure to vaccinate”, as […]

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