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  • Alarms about Asthma Agents

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 19, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    (or, LABAs Relabeled)

    Long acting beta agonists (LABAs) are a family of inhaled medicines used to control asthma symptoms.  LABAs include the medicines in Serevent and Foradil.  LABAs are also available in combination inhalers, Advair and Symbicort, which combine a LABA with an... read on

  • Gastric Banding is an Effective Option for Obese Teens

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 12, 2010 | 4:52 pm

    What’s my advice to my overweight patients?  Eat less and exercise more.  I give this advice every day, but following this advice is much harder than giving it.  Overweight people frequently struggle with diet and exercise for years, sometimes successfully, sometimes regaining... read on

  • Twelve Years Later, the Truth about Vaccines and Autism

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 5, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    Ideas have consequences.  False ideas, especially popular false ideas, can cause harm.  For example, the very popular false idea “corduroy pants and wide lapels are far out, man” made an entire nation ugly for about a decade.  And some false ideas do even more harm than that.

    In... 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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