News & Events

09/19/18 Newsletter – The Times They A-changin’

To my Patients and Friends, I've seen a plethora of new research on dementia in the last few weeks, so I thought I'd consolidate some of it for your review... and to finish, a little something on aspirin.  Enjoy! The "germ theory" of Alzheimer's Disease As science delves more deeply ...
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08/31/18 Newsletter – Lots of Useful Information This Week

There's a little something for everyone here... enjoy! Ask and ye shall receive According to a recent study by the University of South Carolina's Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, prescription co-pays are higher than the actual cost of the drug about 25% of the time.  As required by ...
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08/24/18 Newsletter – A Few Noteworthy Items

To my Patients and Friends, Here are the latest medical news highlights... enjoy! Are current cholesterol guidelines adequate? Patients who are at low risk for heart disease but with LDL ("bad" cholesterol) levels above 160 mg/dL are at long-term risk for increased mortality, according to a large study of 36,000 ...
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Newsletter 08/10/18 – Smoked Meats and Smoky Rooms

To my Patients and Friends, Here are the latest medical highlights... enjoy! Contact sports in the news again We've known for some time about the increased risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in athletes with a history of repetitive head impact (recall New England Patriots linebacker "Junior" Seau).  Unfortunately, that ...
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Newsletter 07/27/18 – Paper or Plastic?

To my Patients and Friends, Here are this week's medical highlights... enjoy! Big-box prescriptions According to a report just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, bypassing Medicare's prescription co-pays for common generic drugs and paying out-of-pocket at Walmart can save you money.  As it turns out, Walmart's $4 per-month ...
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Newsletter 07/20/18 – Aspirin, Asthma, Alzheimer’s and ADHD

To my Patients and Friends, Here are this week's medical updates... enjoy! West Nile virus on the move The Connecticut Department of Health has announced that, so far this season, West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes have been found in Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Bridgeport, Easton, Stratford and Waterbury.  As this list ...
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Newsletter 07/15/18 – Moods, Mind and Movie Nights

To my Patients and Friends, I'm back with this week's medical news summary... happy reading! A movie night is as heart-healthy as a daily multivitamin (and way more entertaining!) In a large meta-analysis (an analysis of multiple independent but related studies) that was recently published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and ...
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Newsletter 06/29/18 – A compilation of Noteworthy Items

To my Patients and Friends, Here are this week's medical news updates.  Hopefully there's a little something for everybody... enjoy! New blood pressure guidelines It's easy to get confused about the new blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association.  Formerly, hypertension (high blood pressure) was defined as a reading ...
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Newsletter 06/23/18 – Solstice Salutations

To My Patients, Here are this week's medical updates ...enjoy! Concussions very common in high school athletes Approximately 15% of U.S. high school students have had at least one sports-related concussion in the last year, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, and 6% experience two ...
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Newsletter 06/15/18 – Parkinson’s, BP and a Potpourri

To My Patients and Friends, Here's the latest medical news summary... enjoy! A moment of opportunity It's not news that having optimal blood pressure is really important.  We know that high blood pressure (hypertension) can increase our risk for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.  We also know from previous ...
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Newsletter – 06/09/18 – We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Tonsils

To My Patients and Friends, Here's the latest medical news summary... enjoy! What are tonsils good for, anyway? People who have their tonsils or adenoids removed before age 9 years are at higher risk for respiratory, infectious, and allergic diseases up to the age of 30, according to a study ...
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July Mindful Meditation Series

To my Patients and Friends, Matrix Personalized Medicine LLC is proud to announce our first introductory Mindfulness Meditation series. Practicing mindfulness on a regular basis can bring improvements in both physical and psychological symptoms as well as positive changes in health, attitudes, and behaviors. Mindfulness improves well-being Being mindful ...
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Newsletter 06/01/18 – An Ounce of Prevention…

To My Patients and Friends, Here's a summary of some of this week's medical news... enjoy! Shingles increases stroke risk According to a study recently presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, the risk of stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack, or mini-stroke) is significantly increased ...
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Newsletter 05/24/18 – Breathe, Don’t Inhale

To My Patients and Friends, Here's the news of the week... enjoy! An avoidable side effect Although antibiotics play an important role in treating infections, they have downsides.  Pseudomembranous colitis is a life-threatening form of diarrhea caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile, or C. diff.  Each year, C. diff accounts ...
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Newsletter 05/18/18 – Polyps, Parenting and Pounding Headaches

To My Patients and Friends, I thought you might find these latest medical news topics of interest. Also: you may recall that in a recent email, I inquired about interest in a mindfulness meditation series.  I'm putting the pieces in place, and I'd like to get a sense my patients ...
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Newsletter 05/11/18 – Getting Comfortable in your Genes?

To My Patients and Friends, This week's medical news touches on some important topics, including genetic testing in patients diagnosed with breast cancer, prevention of a common form of liver disease, a surprisingly simple way to reduce stroke risk in patients with certain vitamin deficiencies, and a potentially life-changing blood ...
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Newsletter 04/27/18 – Medical New Updates for the Week

To My Patients and Friends, This was another busy week for medical researchers.  Here are the highlights... I hope you find them helpful.  Feel free to pass them along to friends and loved ones. A prescription medication side effect you should bear in mind (pardon the pun) A new study ...
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Newsletter 04/19/18 – Slurp, sleep, schlep, repeat

To My Patients and Friends, Here are some of the latest highlights from the medical journals.  Lots to report... I've tried to keep it brief and have selected the most relevant topics.  Enjoy! Sweet dreams According to a recent study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, just one ...
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Newsletter 04/17/18 – Sniff the Rubbing Alcohol but don’t Drink the Kool-Aid!

To My Patients and Friends, Here's a handy tool to pull from your home remedy kit the next time you're stricken with a stomach bug.  A recent study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine confirms what emergency doctors have known for years: a few sniffs of a cotton ball ...
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Newsletter 04/13/18 – BP, BBQ and Z-Packs

To My Patients, These articles just popped up on the radar, and I though many of you might find them helpful (and perhaps a bit entertaining). For anyone who has a history of high blood pressure, this important article explains why regularly checking your BP at home can be important ...
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Cooking the Rainbow 12/5/17 at Lapham Community Center

"It's still not too late to sign up for our kickoff holiday cooking event! These dishes don't just look delicious… they are designed to lower systemic inflammation and oxidative stress, and to support our gut microbiome- a festive, tasty way to enhance our health, especially during the holidays, when poor ...
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Our November 15th Open House

Thank you to all our current, former and new patients who attended the November 15th Open House. We hope you enjoyed visiting the office and seeing the team. We were so excited by the number of patients who joined us for the delicious appetizers, organic wines and acupressure assessments. We ...
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Dr. Leibowitz: “Faces of New Canaan” 2017

Published on October 30, 2017 Click to to here to view the online magazine and see why Dr. Leibowitz is the face of personalized medicine in New Canaan ...
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The Community is Invited to a Special Presentation on Plant-Based Eating on 11/13/17

A Matrix Personalized Medicine presentation with Q&A by: Cathy Katin-Grazzini, Plant-Based Culinary Medicine, Educator & Chef at Lapham Community Center, Waveny Park,  New Canaan, CT 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Click here for more information Flyer for 11-13-17 event Eating Our Way to Health - LL ...
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Join Us…Eating our Way to Health 9/28/17 7:00-8:30pm

A Matrix Personalized Medicine presentation with Q&A by: Cathy Katin-Grazzini, Plant-Based Culinary Medicine, Educator & Chef at Halo Studios, 45 Grove Street, New Canaan Click here for more information 9.28 nutrition event flyer ...
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Spreading the Word…Dr. Leibowitz is in The New Canaan Advertiser

Click here to read about Dr. Leibowitz's new practice in the August 15 edition of The New Canaan Advertiser ...
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Dr. Larry Leibowitz is in the news!

A family medicine physician for almost 18 years, Larry Leibowitz, MD is opening the doors to his concierge medical practice, Matrix Personalized Medicine, providing comprehensive primary care for his patients. Proactive wellness and personalized care will be emphasized, with more time to address individual concerns and complex conditions. https://patch.com/connecticut/newcanaan/new-concierge-medicine-practice-opens-new-canaan-offering-personalized-care ...
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