Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Hemet CA

In a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from Brown Medical School found that reduced glucose uptake and decreased metabolism in the hippocampus—the area of the brain associated with memory—cause neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment.

W Eugene Mc Collough, MD
(909) 925-2525
1001 S State St
Hemet, CA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Hemet Valley Med Ctr, Hemet, Ca
Group Practice: Hemet Urgent Care

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Francis Leon Saunders
(951) 925-2525
1001 S State St
Hemet, CA
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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Sanyasi R Ganta
(951) 925-6657
850 E Latham Ave
Hemet, CA
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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Kurt E Frauenpreis
(951) 929-8121
1600 E Florida Ave
Hemet, CA
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Geriatric Medicine

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Anita Cal Jackson
(951) 694-4688
31720 Highway 79 South
Temecula, CA
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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Guilherme R Carvalho
(951) 652-6891
118 N Santa Fe St
Hemet, CA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Herman Mathias
(951) 929-6003
391 N San Jacinto St
Hemet, CA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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W Eugene McCollough, MD
(909) 927-5342
43930 Citrus View Dr
Hemet, CA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1961

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Neelam Gupta
(951) 654-9367
341 E Main St
San Jacinto, CA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Raynado Fandialan Garcia, MD
(909) 303-1042
45539 Callesito Altar
Temecula, CA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1960

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Food for Thought

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By Kris Kucera

Rarely does an extended family get a free pass from Alzheimer’s disease or diabetes mellitus. On the surface, these two afflictions appear totally unrelated —Alzheimer’s (AD), Mother Nature’s cruel version of identity theft; and diabetes, the glucose-metabolism disorder that affects both young and old alike. However, new research indicates that the two diseases behave in a similar manner.

In a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from Brown Medical School found that reduced glucose uptake and decreased metabolism in the hippocampus—the area of the brain associated with memory—cause neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment. This, they say, suggests that a form of diabetes, tentatively dubbed type 3, leads to AD.

Type 1 diabetes results from a severe or complete lack of insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas that controls blood sugar. Type 2, dubbed adult onset diabetes (although these days it occurs in teenagers and even younger kids), also stems from a dearth of insulin, or insulin resistance —the existing insulin molecules cannot deliver glucose through the cells’ membranes. Surprisingly, the researchers found a new form of insulin, produced in the brain, and they believe that, over time, decreasing levels of this “brain insulin” and other insulin-related proteins ultimately precipitate AD. While levels of brain insulin have no known affect on a body’s overall blood sugar, scientists have long recognized that diabetes patients are more likely to develop AD than those without the disease.

Skeptics of the Brown team’s findings argue that our brains produce so little insulin in the first place, reduced levels of the hormone can’t possibly play a significant role in AD. Regardless, the new data show that AD may be a neuroendocrine disorder, thus increasing the possibility for more effective treatments. And that gives hope to all of us who may one day be touched, directly or indirectly, by the merciless hand of AD.

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