What I Learn from the Anti-Aging Medicine Conferences

Last week, Mary Ann and I attended the World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine in Las Vegas.  This is a meeting we attend annually, and each year we return with new and exciting information. My focus was again on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and I am never disappointed with my time spent with the world leaders…

Prenatal Genetic Testing – A New, Non-Invasive Procedure!

…..Prenatal genetic testing is used to determine the risk of a fetus having an abnormal chromosome.  Finding the fetus with an abnormality at the 21, 13, or 18th chromosome at an early fetal age and with a non-invasive technique has been the quest of many investigators over the past 50 years.  Every decade seems to…

Why Finding Out if You Have Cancer Genes Is Imperative

…..Breast cancer and Lynch syndrome genes are carried by over one million people in the United States, and these two conditions are associated with the most common hereditary gynecological cancers.  At present, only a very small percentage of the women who carry these genes have been identified.  Therefore, the protocols that can be used to…

A Way to Help Determine the Status of Your Weight

…..Weight control is a major concern for most of us.  As menopause approaches, many women experience an increase in their weight, with about 70% being overweight.  Body mass index (BMI) is a commonly used calculation that quantifies where our weight is, and when using this classification, about 50% of perimenopausal and menopausal women are considered…

This Past Stormy Month and a Conference

…..I cannot believe a month has passed since I wrote my last blog; it has been an interesting month.  First, I hope all of my friends in the New York area are getting back to normal after Sandy.  On Long Island where I live, the damage along the coast has been devastating, and the strength of…

One Possible Way to Decrease Your Chance of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

…..I recently came upon an article which touched upon a walking program that could decrease the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease.  Some studies have suggested that by walking about a mile each day, you can dramatically decrease the risk of the disease.  It seems that this decreases the mental losses by improving the blood flow…

Gonorrhea – A Condition Which Often Lacks Symptoms

…..Next in my series about sexually transmitted infections in adolescents, we will be discussing gonorrhea. …..Gonorrhea is a common STI in the adolescent and young adult population (15 to 25).  There are about 750,000 cases each year, with women having a slightly higher rate than men.  We should use the same targeted screening that is…

Herpes, Type 1 and Type 2

…..The weather on Long Island continues to be perfect beach weather; I hope everyone is taking the time to enjoy the outdoors, spending wonderful times with family and friends. …..Let’s get back to our review of the herpes simplex virus (HSV).  HSV is a DNA virus classified into two subtypes, 1 and 2, based on…