Jewish Journal

Major Study Examines Causes of Morgellons

By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

January 27, 2012 | 5:46 pm

CDC headquarters in Druid Hills, Ga. Photo by Wikipedia

The name Morgellons originated in 2002. That year a mother took her young son to doctors reporting that he was complaining of “bugs” in his skin. He had sores under his lips and the... read on

  • How Frequently Should You Have Your Bone Density Checked?

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    January 20, 2012 | 6:44 pm

    Breaking a bone is frequently a catastrophic injury for an older patient. A hip fracture or a vertebral fracture frequently leads to a permanent decrease in mobility which starts an inexorable decline in health and independence. For that reason, fracture prevention is a critical part... read on

  • Why Losing Weight Is So Hard

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    January 13, 2012 | 8:51 am

    I’ve written many times that losing weight is the second hardest thing I ask my patients to do. (Breaking an addiction like smoking or alcoholism is the hardest.) The frustrating thing is how little we know about how to lose weight successfully. But we are learning more all the... read on

  • Home Exercises or Chiropractic Care Beat Medications for Neck Pain

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    January 6, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    Neck pain is a very common problem. Many of us have woken up with a painful neck and found that we couldn’t turn our head because of painful muscle spasm. Doctors use various treatments for neck pain. Pain medication, spinal manipulation by a chiropractor, and physical therapy for... read on