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Newsflash: Smoking is Very Unhealthy

By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

January 25, 2013 | 2:15 pm

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I have shocking news. Smoking is very very bad for you.

In 1964 the US Surgeon General issued a report summarizing the known adverse health effects of smoking. At that time about 40% of... read on

  • Many Women Who Don’t Need Them Are Still Getting Pap Tests

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    January 4, 2013 | 2:37 pm

    My regular readers know that I frequently bemoan the fact that we have no effective way to test for most cancers, and that in many cancers early diagnosis does not improve survival. Cervical cancer is one of the few exceptions. Since Georgios Papanikolau developed the test named... 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

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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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