A Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer – Finally on the Horizon!

In Blog, Cancer, Gynecology, Ovarian Cancer by Dr. Gary Goldman

In a stunning breakthrough, Dr. Martin Widschwendter recently described a blood test that can find early ovarian cancer, potentially helping to save numerous lives. As published in the December 22, 2017 issue of Genomic Medicine (https://genomemedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13073-017-0500-7), Widschwendter has demonstrated that screening for abnormal fragments of altered DNA in circulating blood can find ovarian cancer up to two years before it is otherwise clinically detectable. In this report, Dr. Widschwendter and colleagues at University College London first found multiple altered (methylated) DNA fragments common to many tumor samples from high grade serous ovarian cancers – the most common form of ovarian cancer. …

How Do I Know If There Is Radon in My House

In Blog, Cancer, Women's Health Topics by Dr. Gary Goldman

When was the last time you had your home tested for Radon? Never? Read on… The New York State Department of Health just released this information: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found all over the United States. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the number one cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. Most inhaled radon is rapidly exhaled, but the inhaled decay products deposit in the lung, where they irradiate sensitive cells in the airways increasing the risk of lung cancer. There are between 900 and 1,200 radon-related lung cancer deaths in NYS each …

What is Functional Medicine?

In Blog, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Endometriosis Care, Functional Medicine by Dr. Gary Goldman

After years of study and practical experience, I am humbled and honored to share that I have passed the Certification Exam for Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is an exceptional form of medical inquiry, analysis, and care, unique for its deep and individualized perspective. Our therapeutic tools include basic, varied and profound therapies, always seeking to address the root cause and improvement of adverse symptoms and disease. I have expanded my patient base to men (!!) as well as women. I use an integrative approach to care, combining the best elements of standard medicine to the more gentle and natural approach …

Ovarian Cancer Blood Testing

In Blog, Cancer by Dr. Gary Goldman

In a stunning breakthrough, Dr. Martin Widschwendter recently described a blood test that can find early ovarian cancer, potentially helping to save numerous lives. As published in the December 22, 2017 issue of Genomic Medicine, Widschwendter has demonstrated that screening for abnormal fragments of altered DNA in circulating blood can find ovarian cancer up to two years before it is otherwise clinically detectable.

Do You Enjoy Eating Pesticides?

In Blog, Nutrition, Uncategorized by Dr. Gary Goldman

Do you enjoy eating pesticides? Me neither. The Environmental Working Group has just published its 2017 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists of non-organic fruits and vegetables – which are safe, and which are highly toxic. Read more here:

Do Amino Acids Help Prevent Postpartum Blues?

In Blog, Gynecology, Women's Health Topics by Dr. Gary Goldman

An article just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has shown a remarkable nutritional approach to preventing postpartum blues. Women using a supplement of 2 g of tryptophan and 10 g of tyrosine (both simple amino acid proteins), plus blueberry juice with blueberry extract on days three through five after delivery significantly reduced their incidence of postpartum blues. Read more here: PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Does Exercising On Just The Weekends Help?

In Blog, Women's Health Topics by Dr. Gary Goldman

If you’re like me, finding time during the work week to exercise is often a struggle. I find most of my exercise is concentrated on the weekends. The question is: if I can’t find the time to exercise daily, is it still beneficial to be a “Weekend Warrior,” and if so, how beneficial is it? Plus – what are the benefits of exercise? We know it helps you to look and feel better. We also know that exercise helps to reduce the rate of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes. But did you know that it also helps …

Do We Need Vitamins?

In Blog, Nutrition by Dr. Gary Goldman

Do We Need Vitamins? Many of my patients ask me if they should take a vitamin or nutritional supplement. 49% of us currently use at least one supplement daily. I answer that it depends on who you believe. According to the US Preventive Services Task Force in their 2014 statement, “The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the use of multivitamins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer.” In a word: no. They did carve out a rare exception, such as folic acid in pregnancy, or correcting a …