Women baby boomers are no strangers to hormonal imbalances including menstrual irregularities, peri-menopause and menopause.
"Dr. Wald, I would like your help to increase my immune system." This is a common request made by many of my patients. The problem is, the premise behind it is often dead wrong!
Below you will find a letter that we provide our patients that explains why nutritional interpretation of blood work is needed.
Living longer sounds like a great idea, but do you really want to live longer with impaired memory, loss of sex drive and suffering from heart disease, diabetes and other chronic degenerative diseases? The answer is few people want length of life in exchange for quality of life.
Adequate debridement, control of infection, off-loading of pressure, and appropriate topical management are the most important interventions in treating nonhealing wounds.
Protocols for producing experimental heart failure by rapid ventricular pacing are well established ; however, for safety reasons, commonly used clinical pacemakers do not allow pacing rates that are sufficient to induce either heart failure (HF) or atrial fibrillation (AF).
In a remote village in Central America, an otherwise unmanaged child's infection can take a turn for worse if not for the long distance diagnosis capacity brought about by the recently installed telemedicine system between Zacapa, Guatemala, and Houston, Texas, where subspecialists in the field of Pediatric Dermatology viewed the wound and prescribed the critically needed treatment.
We are under no illusion that preventive strategies will be easy to implement. For a start, the costs of prevention have to be paid in the present, while its benefits lie in the distant future. And the benefits are not tangible - when prevention succeeds, nothing happens. Taking such a political risk when there are few obvious rewards requires conviction and considerable vision.
The ongoing research and development of new anticoagulant/antiplatelet drugs deserves special attention in the evaluation and management of patients presenting for surgery.
There has been a significant increase in the proliferation and use of dietary supplements including nutraceuticals over the past two decades. Nutraceuticals include all herbal medications, medicinal foods, and vitamins.