Jewish Journal

The Scourge of Prescription Pain Medicine Abuse

By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

February 28, 2014 | 2:03 pm

generic Vicoprofen tablets.
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Opioids are a family of pain medications chemically related to opium and heroin. They include morphine, fentanyl, codeine, hydromorphone and others. Opioids have unique properties that... read on

  • The New Uncertainty about Mammograms

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 21, 2014 | 3:38 pm

    “I’d like to be tested for every kind of cancer.”

    All primary care doctors have heard this request. Our answer is an explanation that we can’t. Understanding this explanation is important before we get to the most recent study about mammograms.

    We don’t test for all kinds of... read on

  • The Blood Type Diet Remains on the Fiction Bookshelf

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 14, 2014 | 9:56 am

    In 1996 a naturopath published “Eat Right 4 Your Type”, a diet book purporting that people with different blood types would benefit from different diets. There are a lot more people who want to lose weight than who want to exercise skepticism, so the book became a multi-million... read on