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  • A Brief History of Unnatural Selection

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    May 21, 2010 | 5:41 pm

    Indulge me as I digress from writing about health this week to write about an important scientific breakthrough.

    People have been altering the living things around us as long as we have been around.  We domesticated wild wolves into tame dogs and kept them for protection and as... read on

  • Maybe You Have Food Allergies, But Probably Not

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    May 14, 2010 | 4:49 pm

    A lot of people who believe they have food allergies don’t.  What’s worse, a lot of people who were told by their doctor they have food allergies don’t.

    An article in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association tried to review the existing literature... read on

  • Zostavax is Safe, Effective, and Not Free

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    May 7, 2010 | 5:55 pm

    Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is the virus that causes chicken pox, usually a relatively minor childhood illness.  Unlike other viruses that are cleared from our bodies after infection, VZV stays in our sensory nerve cells forever.  Over the subsequent decades our immunity to VZV... read on

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