Jewish Journal

  • It’s West Nile Virus Season

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 24, 2009 | 7:09 pm

    The news is still flooded with stories about Swine Flu, which will continue to demand the attention of public health officials, but probably doesn’t need much more attention from the public.

    Meanwhile summertime brings mosquitoes which bring West Nile Virus.  West Nile Virus is... read on

  • The Shortsighted AMA

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 21, 2009 | 12:55 am

    The AMA just endorsed the house version of the healthcare reform bill.  The Wall Street Journal excoriates them in this editorial:  What’s Up, Docs?  If you had any notion that the AMA was concerned with patient welfare, I urge you to read it.  Perhaps non-membership in the AMA will soon be a bragging point.  I think I’ll post a sign in the reception area: “Not a member of the AMA for over 10 years.”

  • Travelers Troubled by Thrombosis

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 17, 2009 | 5:26 pm

    Prolonged immobility has long been known to increase the risk of blood clots forming in veins in the legs (the medical term for which is deep venous thrombosis).  Blood clots in the legs can be quite painful and debilitating but they can also travel to the lungs which can be life... read on