Jewish Journal

On Medicine and Absolution

By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

September 21, 2012 | 10:11 am

… or Reflections on Yom Kippur

“My heart is blighted like grass, and withered, for I forget to eat my bread.”
– A patient’s prayer, Psalm 102

[None of the anecdotes in this post are... read on

  • Ninth hantavirus case linked to Yosemite

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    September 14, 2012 | 11:59 am

    In 1993 in the Four Corners region of the US Southwest a woman developed a cough and progressive shortness of breath and died shortly thereafter. A few days later, her fiancée, a young physically fit man developed similar symptoms was rushed to a hospital and also died. A series of... read on

  • Still no evidence that organic food is healthier

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    September 7, 2012 | 10:46 am

    “It’s not what you don’t know that hurts you, it’s what you know that isn't so.” -- attributed variously to Mark Twain and to Will Rogers

    Many popular ideas are popular not because they're right but because of a widespread failure of skepticism. For example, in the 1970s the idea... read on