Jewish Journal

Admitting Our Mistakes

By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

August 27, 2010 | 5:01 pm

I’ve written before about how the error rate in the practice of medicine is far greater than that in other industries.  I’m not talking about when doctors make a difficult decision that... read on

  • Time for Flu Shots

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    August 20, 2010 | 2:56 pm

    Summertime, and the livin’ is uneasy Stocks are slumpin’ Unemployment is high

    (with apologies to George Gershwin)

    Reminders of the end of summer are upon us.  Kids are returning to school.  Rain covers are thrown over backyard grills.  Flu vaccines are arriving in doctor offices.... read on

  • Startling Scientific Finding:  Dieting Leads to Weight Loss

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    August 13, 2010 | 2:10 pm

    What sort of diet helps people lose more weight?  Do overweight people lose more weight on a low-carbohydrate diet (like Atkins) or on a low-fat diet (like Weight Watchers and others)?

    A carefully designed study published in the current issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine... read on

  • Rethinking Calcium Supplements

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    August 6, 2010 | 4:22 pm

    This week I discovered how painful it can be to change a habit.  Not because it means admitting I was doing the wrong thing, but because it means analyzing how feeble my reasons were for the habit in the first place.

    Ever since I started practice I’ve been recommending calcium... read on