Geriatric Healthcare Specialist West Babylon NY

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.

Edward F Lanigan, MD
(516) 667-2699
1344 August Rd
North Babylon, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1949

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Shahjahan Nisar Chaudhry
(631) 376-3535
1000 Montauk Hwy
West Islip, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Martin Ajax Chrisphonte, MD
(631) 420-0672
750 Fulton St
Farmingdale, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ D'Etat D'Haiti, Esc De Med Et De Pharmacie, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Graduation Year: 1980

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Suseela Kumar, MD
(631) 586-3374
6 Milligan St
Huntington Station, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1981

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Suseela Kumar, MD
Huntington Station, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dinesh Sethi, MD
(718) 670-5957
1565 10th St
West Babylon, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Jammu Univ, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Graduation Year: 1998

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Philome Jean H Gracia, MD
Deer Park, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Veracruzana-Poza Rica, Esc De Med, Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jeanine C M Chrisphonte, MD
(631) 249-2765
1111 Broadhollow Rd
Farmingdale, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ D'Etat D'Haiti, Esc De Med Et De Pharmacie, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Graduation Year: 1980

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Sabahat Naeem Mahmood, MD
Huntington Station, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Rawalpindi Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1993

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Waled Hossain Chowdhury
(516) 731-5070
4250 Hempstead Tpke
Bethpage, NY
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Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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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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