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  • Progress in Type 1 Diabetes:  Insulin Pumps with Continuous Glucose Monitoring

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 23, 2010 | 2:27 pm

    Before I review this week’s study, bear with me while I clear up some terms.

    Type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus are completely different diseases.  That they have such similar names and are differentiated only by a “type” promotes the common misunderstanding... read on

  • A New Medication for Weight Loss

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 16, 2010 | 5:05 pm

    Obesity is an increasingly prevalent problem in developed countries, and a safe and effective medication for weight loss is eagerly sought.  Most weight loss medications have been plagued by serious side effects.

    Fenfluramine, a medication used with phentermine in the popular... read on

  • Fewer Americans Dying of Cancer

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 9, 2010 | 2:55 pm

    This week the American Cancer Society published its annual review of cancer statistics and trends.  This year the big picture was overwhelmingly positive.

    The three most frequently diagnosed cancers in men are prostate cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer (in that order).  For... read on

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  • New Evidence Supports Prostate Cancer Screening

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 2, 2010 | 11:42 am

    My regular readers know that prostate cancer screening has been an active research topic recently.  (My not-so-regular readers who are interested are invited to catch up on the topic by reading my most recent post on the subject.  See the link below.)  Whether testing men for... read on

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