Jewish Journal

Rational Rationing

By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

August 28, 2009 | 9:01 pm

The healthcare reform debate has generated much heat but very little light.  (And it’s also getting a lot of coverage, so there’s very little else to report about this week.)

I wrote a... read on

  • Important Influenza Inoculation Information

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    August 21, 2009 | 1:39 pm

    Our office just received our first batch of influenza vaccines, so it’s time for the annual flu shot post.

    The seasonal flu vaccine does not protect against novel H1N1 (swine) flu.  Availability of the swine flu vaccine is still at least a couple of months away, and I’ll write... read on

  • Weight Lifting Helps Breast Cancer Survivors with Lymphedema

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    August 14, 2009 | 6:47 pm

    One of my goals for these posts is to use individual studies to point out the broader trends they suggest.  This week I want to focus on our increasing understanding of the value of exercise after illness or injury.  A generation ago a heart attack meant weeks of bed rest in the... read on

  • Vertebroplasties:  Not Very Valuable

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    August 7, 2009 | 1:57 pm

    Osteoporosis, the demineralization and weakening of bones, is common in older patients.  A potentially incapacitating consequence of osteoporosis is a vertebral fracture, in which one of the vertebrae in the spine collapses and breaks under the weight it’s carrying.  Like other... read on