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Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Sickens Hundreds

By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

July 26, 2013 | 1:23 pm

Cyclospora visualized by
ultraviolet fluorescence
microscopy. Credit: CDC DPDx

Cyclosporiasis is the name of the intestinal illness caused by the single-celled microscopic parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis. It is spread through ingestion of food or water contaminated... read on

  • Marie Curie Helps Patients with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 19, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    Anytime you or I feel particularly content with our achievements, we would be well advised to review the biography of Marie Curie. We would then quickly realize that we are unambitious mediocrities who should be much more productive. The magnitude of her accomplishments is... read on

  • Even More Studies You Should Ignore

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 12, 2013 | 8:00 am

    Back when I was a medical student (in the Cretaceous Period) we were taught that someone once did a study comparing folic acid levels in the blood of cancer patients compared to the blood of healthy patients. The cancer patients had, on average, significantly lower folic acid... read on

  • Weight Loss Doesn’t Decrease Strokes and Heart Attacks in Overweight Diabetics

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 5, 2013 | 4:30 pm

    Doctors spend a lot of time recommending diet and exercise for weight loss. If you’re my patient, unless you’re quite fit, you've probably heard me ask you to exercise more and eat less. There is good reason for this. Many short term studies have convinced us of multiple benefits... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Practicing internal medicine in Beverly Hills since 2000, Dr. Fuchs brags that his practice is “tiny and meant to stay that way.” He has blogged for the past three years...

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