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Corona Virus – A Physician’s Perspective

My patients ask, “What should I do to prepare for the Corona Virus?” This is what I’ve shared with them, and now with you… To My Patients, The first issue is, how dangerous is this virus? In China, where the quality of health care is significantly lower than in the US, the mortality rate is about 3.4%. About 84,000 people have been identified as having the virus, and there have been 2869 deaths. In reality, many more people have had the virus, but not been identified, since the symptoms for most people are no different than a cold or mild
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Dr. Hedaya looks familiar to many

If Dr. Hedaya looks familiar to you, it may be because you’ve seen his uncle, the actor, Dan Hedaya. Dan Hedaya is known for his prolific career in film and television as well as his artwork. Creativity runs in the family – Dr. Hedaya is gifted photographer and guitarist.  Part of a large Brooklyn family, both Hedaya men share a deep love of family, music, art and baseball.  Though they have left Brooklyn, they remain loyal Yankee fans.
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WSJ: "With Every Alzheimer’s Diagnosis the Same Bleak Conversation" & Dr. Hedaya’s Rebuttal

Jeremy Abbate writes in The Wall Street Journal With Every Alzheimer’s Diagnosis the Same Bleak Conversation Aug. 25, 2017 6:44 p.m. ET On an overcast Tuesday morning last October in Northford, Conn., I sat in a second-row pew in a quiet church and watched my father tell a heartwarming story about his older sister, Martha. He recalled an incident from his childhood when, as he recovered from a bike accident that injured his jaw, Martha had baked him a chocolate cake and lovingly cut it into tiny pieces so he could eat it through his stitched mouth. My father told
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Alzheimer’s Disease Letter to the Editor Wall Street Journal

Time for a Better Approach To Alzheimer’s Treatments Alzheimer’s research has failed because of adherence to a flawed model. April 16, 2017 12:32 p.m. ET As a psychopharmacologist who has worked with chronic illnesses such as dementia, neurodegenerative disorders and psychiatric disorders for more than 35 years, I can categorically say that the reason Alzheimer’s research has failed is adherence to a flawed model. Contrary to George Vradenburg and Howard Fillit’s contention, we will not cure or treat Alzheimer’s with drugs (“The FDA Can Declare War on Alzheimer’s,” op-ed, April 5). We will succeed when we focus on prevention of
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