ALS – Is there a Cure?

We have recently learned of exciting possibilities relating to ALS (amyotropic lateral sclerosis or ‘Lou Gehrig’s Disease’). If you know of anyone with ALS, we strongly encourage you to refer him or her to our office. For the first time, we feel like we have a strong...

RETHINKING TESTOSTERONE THERAPY

Testosterone is a vital hormone for both men and women. In coronary artery disease in men, testosterone levels are either low or borderline-low. Alzheimer’s dementia males usually have very low testosterone. Vitality, motivation, sexuality, strength, strong immune...

CAROTID ARTERY SCREENING – A GOOD IDEA?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in a draft statement has reaffirmed against carotid artery screening in patients that do not have symptoms. Is this a bad idea? Their laudable rationale is that risk of death and stroke from surgical repair of carotid blockage...

CAN VIRAL INFECTIONS BE ERADICATED?

Once upon a time, we did not know how to manage viral infections. Some prescription anti-viral remedies have been developed to address issues such as herpes (chickenpox, shingles, fever blisters) and rarer viruses. But these are often not needed, other than as a...

TOP TEN MIDWAY CENTER ADVANCES – 2013

#1 Perhaps the biggest advance of the decade also qualifies as the most prominent area of progress in 2013.  23andme.com offers a highly affordable way to assess two hundred genes.  While the FDA unfortunately removed their ability to offer some interpretation, the...