Jewish Journal

  • Don’t Put Unsterilized Tap Water Up Your Nose

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    December 23, 2011 | 12:18 pm

    I like introducing you periodically to some of the stranger and more dangerous germs out there. It’s a good reminder that nature isn’t just full of daisies and rainbows, and that the most lethal dangers we face are natural.

    This week’s news presents a terrific example. Meet... read on

  • The Final Chapter

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    December 16, 2011 | 7:28 am

    “Soon I will rest, yes, forever sleep. Earned it I have.”—Jedi Master Yoda

    I have some bad news for you. You’re going to die.

    Not soon, I hope. But for the foreseeable future the death rate will remain one per person.

    This week a patient pointed me to a wonderful article by... read on

  • A Reminder to Dump Your Multivitamin

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    December 9, 2011 | 3:41 pm

    The Medical Letter is a biweekly publication which publishes the most unbiased reviews of medications. It is not supported by advertising and prides itself in giving objective evidence-based information. I think it’s mandatory reading for anyone with a prescription pad. Several of... read on

  • Niacin Much Less Helpful in the Age of Statins

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    December 2, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    Niacin has been getting some bad press recently. A brief retrospective of Niacin’s rise to prominence will help us understand its recent fall from favor.

    Niacin is also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid, a molecule that we need in tiny quantities in our food. As far back as... read on