CANCER OVERVIEW Cancer is the unregulated growth of cells and can occur in any location or organ system in the body. Overall, cancer is the second-leading cause of death in
About Dr. Maxwell Bressman, MDDr. Bressman attended Swarthmore College, where he received a bachelors degree with a focus on biology, before attending the NYU School of Medicine, currently ranked as the #3 medical school by the US News Rankings. He is currently a resident in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Dr. Bressman has participated in both basic science research, as well as clinical research, with multiple publications and awards. Most recently he was named winner of the Trainee Award at the national conference for Society of Hospitalist Medicine for a rare case involving licorice toxicity. When not hard at work, Dr. Bressman can usually be found on the golf course or cooking at home.
What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a group of inflammatory disorders that can affect multiple parts of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The two most well-known classes
What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system that is mediated by the immune system. Aside from trauma, multiple sclerosis is the
Tourette Syndrome Tourette syndrome is a neuropsychiatric condition, that usually starts in youth and is characterized by motor and vocal tics (uncontrollable urges to perform an specific action or say
WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE? Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia and the 6th moth common cause of death in the US. Alzheiemer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive neurodegenerative
HIV/AIDS, Weight Loss, and CannabisPrior to the development of potent antiretroviral therapy, uncontrolled weight loss was a frequent presentation or complication of HIV and AIDS. This is known as HIV-associated cachexia