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Stop Aging! Prevent Dementia!

Stop Aging! Prevent Dementia!

As I care for the families of those with dementia, nothing drives me crazier than the myriad businesses/practitioners/physicians who seek to separate people from their money by offering miracle...

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The Low Down on Leaky Gut

The Low Down on Leaky Gut

No one likes to talk about it much, but "leaky gut," or the inability to completely control one's bowels, is one of the most common problems I face as a geriatrician. This condition usually has its...

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What is Lewy Body Dementia

What is Lewy Body Dementia

Many families who consult our practice are surprised to find that there are many kinds of dementia. It's not just Alzheimer's disease that can cause cognitive decline. One of the most confounding...

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Why is Sugar so Scary?

Why is Sugar so Scary?

In an average year, Halloween trick-or-treating kicks off a two-month sugar binge we call the holidays. Bowls of Halloween candy empty just about the time Thanksgiving desserts beckon. And then,...

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Vaccines Can Save Your Life

Vaccines Can Save Your Life

Nothing frustrates me more than all the controversy about vaccines. This tool, the vaccine, has saved uncounted millions from early and terrible deaths. I think many misunderstandings about vaccines...

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How to Keep Your Gut Healthy

How to Keep Your Gut Healthy

Who knew that gut health could be such a hot topic? Constipation is perhaps the problem I see most often as I'm doing house calls for elders around the San Francisco Bay Area. I often say, "If your...

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Elder Agitation Not Always UTI

Elder Agitation Not Always UTI

Your Elder is Anxious and Upset. A UTI Might Be to Blame As I emphasize daily, when an elder is agitated, the first thing to do is look for practical reasons. Very often, a urinary tract infection...

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