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  • This Isn’t Your Father’s Heart Disease

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 18, 2011 | 11:27 am

    What’s the most common cause of death among American women? Breast cancer? Accidents? Suicide after watching too many Lifetime Channel specials? Nope. Heart attacks kill more women than any other cause—same as men. A generation ago heart disease was mistakenly thought of as an... read on

  • An Advance in Breast Cancer Surgery

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 11, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    Breast cancer surgery began long before radiation therapy, chemotherapy or hormonal therapy existed. At that time surgery was the only available treatment. The standard of care was radical mastectomy – removal of the entire breast tissue with the underlying muscle and removal of... read on

  • Benzonatate: A cough suppressant so dangerous, you’d rather just cough

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 4, 2011 | 10:59 am

    Benzonatate is a cough suppressant available by prescription as a generic medication or under the brand Tessalon. It is chemically related to medicines used as local anesthetics and works by numbing the nerves in the lungs which trigger a cough reflex. It was approved by the FDA in... read on

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