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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... 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

  • Do You Want to Read What I Write About You?

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    December 30, 2011 | 11:58 am

    All patients have a right to a copy of their medical record. In practice that right is rarely exercised. It usually means submitting a request in writing, paying a fee for photocopying, and waiting weeks for someone to copy and mail the records. The development of electronic medical... read on

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Reflections on Gratitude

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    November 23, 2011 | 7:18 am

    For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends

    Thanksgiving By Ralph Waldo Emerson

    It’s been a difficult year for many of my patients. Some have had catastrophic health... 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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