Brain Inflammation and Mental Health

Research from The American Journal of Psychiatry, remarks by Dr. Donahue We know that mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression can have environmental and stress triggers. New evidence shows that systemic and local inflammation can play a role. A study in The American Journal of Psychiatry reviewed by the American Medical Association, found […]

To Your Health: Lyme disease really ticks me off!

Brookline — Lyme disease can be challenging for doctors to diagnose and treat, as well as frustrating and sometimes devastating to the people who have it. In 2009, there were 4,028 cases of reported Lyme disease in Massachusetts, with 456 cases registered in our Norfolk County alone! Interestingly, the young and not-so-young are the two […]

Doctor-Patient Rapport

By Richard Donahue, MD Boston is a mecca for some of the finest medical education in the country. While 20th Century medicine unraveled the complexity of cells within organs, 21st Century medicine is unraveling the medical mysteries connecting our organs; messenger hormones, reactive and protective inflammation pathways, and the neurocircuitry connecting our brain, moods and […]

International Medical Care in Boston

Dr. Donahue’s concierge following includes an international patient list who seek both conventional evidence-based and advanced alternative medical treatments to medical conditions including autoimmune disorders, alopecia and gluten sensitivity.

Gluten Sensitivity and Functional Medicine

Dr. Donahue’s team addresses the underlying triggers to diseases using Functional Medicine both to diagnose and treat conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatique, fibromyalgia and gluten sensitivity. Diet, exercise and stress are important factors to actualize personalized treatment plan. A Personal Health MD assigned nutritionist, lifestyle coach, and psychotherapist can serve as an adjunct […]