Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Part 1From January 2018, A Feverish Frenzy!
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is broken down into two main subtypes: PKD-1 and PKD-2. PKD-1 leads to renal impairment approximately 20 years before PKD-2. While there is a 50% chance that the offspring of a parent with PKD will have the condition, routine screening before the age …13min 13Neda Frayha, MD and Terry Watnick, MD
Paperchase 3: Risk-Reducing Behavior Unaffected by Genetic Testing ResultsFrom September 2016, Best Weight, Best Exercise!
Hollands, Gareth J., et al. "The impact of communicating genetic risks of disease on risk-reducing health behaviour: systematic review with meta-analysis." bmj 352 (2016): i1102.4min 31Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
Introduction: DementiaFrom July 2016, Creme de la Thyroid
Dementia is common, and it is devastating. Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT a normal part of aging. Approx 5.2 million Americans over the age of 65 have dementia and this number increases as the boomer generation ages. After the age of 65, the lifetime risk of developing dementia is around …19min 6Heidi James, MD and Rob Orman, MD