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  • A Step Forward for Artificial Limbs

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    September 27, 2013 | 9:26 am

    Four years ago Zac Vawter was in a motorcycle collision that severely injured his right leg. He underwent an amputation at the knee, thereby becoming one of the more than one million amputees living in the U.S. Over half of the amputations in the U.S. are due to vascular disease –... read on

  • CDC Sounds the Alarm about Antibiotic Resistance

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    September 20, 2013 | 3:36 pm

    A recurrent theme of my posts is the increasing danger of antibiotic-resistant germs and the harmful consequences of antibiotic overuse. This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013, a detailed... read on

  • A Better Understanding of Sex Hormones in Men

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    September 13, 2013 | 11:01 am

    Testosterone is one of the most over-prescribed and poorly understood medications. It is prescribed to millions of men for myriad indications, many of them unproven. Athletes believe it will improve their muscle mass and strength. Older men look to it as an anti-aging remedy. Men... read on

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  • Anticipating Autumn

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    August 30, 2013 | 2:20 pm

    Fall is upon us with its much-anticipated wonders. Giddy parents are gently pushing anxious children onto school buses and then enjoying their first child-free hours in months. The temperature is dropping into the 70s. The leaves on the palm trees in Beverly Hills are staying... read on

  • On Stinting On Stents

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    August 9, 2013 | 10:53 am

    Former President George W. Bush underwent an angioplasty this week, and the details sparked a public debate about the controversies of heart disease treatments.

    His spokesman stated that he underwent a routine physical exam and had no symptoms of heart disease. A stress test... read on

  • Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Sickens Hundreds

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 26, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    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 by stool. (Oh, sorry. I hope you’re not reading this over lunch.) In the US, outbreaks of... 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

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