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  • A New Treatment for Clostridium difficile

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    January 22, 2010 | 5:12 pm

    You may not yet have heard of the bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. dif.), but in the next few years it will likely become a household name, as well known as Staph and StrepC. dif. causes a severe infection of the colon leading to severe diarrhea.  It frequently results as a... read on

  • To Clot or to Bleed?

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    January 15, 2010 | 6:56 pm

    Aspirin has long been known to prevent strokes and heart attacks in patients with a previous stroke or heart attack.  But aspirin has potentially serious side-effects.  Aspirin can cause stomach ulcers, and it inhibits blood clotting raising the risk of life-threatening bleeding.

    If... read on

  • Antidepressants for Mild Depression May Not Help Much

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    January 8, 2010 | 7:10 pm

    Treatments for depression are difficult to study.  First, depression is a condition that can improve without treatment.  So any treatment must be compared to placebo to see if the treatment is responsible for the improvement or if the depression improved on its own.  Also, depression... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Practicing internal medicine in Beverly Hills since 2000, Dr. Fuchs brags that his practice is “tiny and meant to stay that way.” He has blogged for the past three years...

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