Jewish Journal

  • Flu Incidence on the Rise

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    December 23, 2010 | 9:12 pm

    (Please excuse this short post during this short week.  If you feel deprived of health education, I’ve listed some educational links for you below.)

    You better watch out.  The flu is coming to town, and it doesn’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice.  It looks like flu season... read on

  • NDM-1:  No Drug Matters

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    December 17, 2010 | 12:38 pm

    My longtime readers know that I’m not one to panic when the media does.  I wasn’t very worried about anthrax in the mail.  I didn’t think swine flu was going to be a big deal.  (See link below.)  And I’m not concerned about the health effects of airport X-ray back-scatter... read on

  • Animated about Aspirin

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    December 10, 2010 | 5:45 pm

    Aspirin was hailed as a wonder-drug in the 1800s when it was first purified – the first anti-inflammatory medication that did not have the severe side effects of steroids.  More recently aspirin’s benefits in stroke and heart attack prevention have been proven.  This week another... read on

  • The Most Recent Celebrity Vitamin: D

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    December 3, 2010 | 4:15 pm

    Every now and then some vitamin or dietary supplement becomes all the rage.  A couple of generations ago vitamin C was the miracle drug that could prevent all diseases, despite lots of evidence to the contrary.  Lots of my patients still take it for colds, demonstrating its... read on