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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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Testosterone Prevents Heart Attacks in Older Men

New Study Shows Testosterone Therapy Not a Risk For Heart Attacks, and Actually Prevents Heart Attacks in High Risk Older Men. A new study published in Annal of Pharmacotherapy by Dr Baillargeon shows that “Older men who were treated with intramuscular testosterone did not appear to have an increased risk of Myocardial Infarction (MI). For […]

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James A Shapiro Natural Genetic Engineering and Evolution Part Two

James A Shapiro Natural Genetic Engineering and Evolution Part Two In part one we discussed how advances in science had rendered portions of Darwin’s Original 1859 theory antiquated and obsolete. In addition, a later revision of Darwin, neo-Darwinism updated with new knowledge of genetics, has also been rendered obsolete by new scientific understandings in molecular […]

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Making Smarter Children With Maternal Iodine Supplements

A Young Mom WIth Hashimotos Thyroiditis Christina is a 32 year old mom with Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Unfortunately, the autoimmune thyroid disease has damaged her thyroid gland and slowed thyroid function. Her lab panel revealed elevated TPO antibodies and low Free T3 levels.  When first seen a year ago, Christina complained of chronic fatigue, weight gain, a […]

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What’s Wrong About Darwin’s Theory of Evolution ?

What’s Wrong About Darwin’s Theory of Evolution ? by Jeffrey Dach MD There Were A Few Things.  The Tree of Life is Really a Network This article is part one. For part two, Click Here, Central to Darwin’s Theory is the “Tree of Life”.  The massive tree trunk represents simpler life forms such as amoebas, […]

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In the Beginning You Were a Single Celled Organism

In the Beginning You Were a Single Celled Organism If you ever wondered how you got here, the photo at the left will give you an idea.  You started out as a single cell which quickly divided into 2, 4 and then 8 cells.   You didn’t stop there, and the following time lapse videos reveal […]

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Cancer as a Metabolic Disease by Jeffrey Dach MD

Cancer as a Metabolic Disease by Jeffrey Dach MD Losing the War On Cancer We have lost the war against cancer.  This becomes obvious by taking a quick look at the chart below.  Cancer Death Rates have declined slightly since 1975 due to reduction in lung cancer rates from decreased cigarette consumption.   Otherwise, there […]

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Care and Feeding of the Endocannabinoid System

Care and Feeding of the Endocannabinoid System

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Cannabidiol and Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Enhances the Anticancer Effects

The Combination of Cannabidiol and Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Enhances the Anticancer Effects of Radiation in an Orthotopic Murine Glioma Model http://mct.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2014/11/12/1535-7163.MCT-14-0402.abstract Katherine A. Scott, Angus G. Dalgleish, and Wai M. Liu* – Author Affiliations Department of Oncology, Division of Clinical Sciences, St George’s, University of London, London, United Kingdom. ↵*Corresponding Author: Wai Liu, Department of Oncology, Division […]

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Medical Ghostwriting Deemed A Fraud on the Court

Medical Ghostwriting Deemed “A Fraud on the Court” by Jeffrey Dach MD Stern and Lemmens, two Toronto Law Professors, have joined forces in a scathing publication denouncing medical ghostwriting in the August 2 PLOS journal.(1) The two law professors cited a 1944 Supreme Court case dealing with ghost writing, Hazel-Atlas Glass v. Hartford-Empire Co. (1944). In […]

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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 of the irritation.  Over the years, Mrs B had been to numerous eye doctors who […]

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Safety of Bioidentical Hormones

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 the safety of bio-identical hormones as routinely used in medical practice? Let’s try to answer […]

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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 data from the Womens Health Initiative Study. (1) Dr.Chlebowski, concluded that the synthetic Prempro Pill […]

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