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  • 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...

  • Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Frozen Berry and Pomegranate Mix

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    June 14, 2013 | 7:01 am

    Hepatitis A is an illness which affects the liver and is caused by a virus. (You’ll be shocked to learn it's called the hepatitis A virus.) It is usually transmitted through food and water contaminated by human feces, even in microscopic amounts. In the US outbreaks have frequently...

  • Avian Flu (N7N9) Makes Leap from Bird to Man

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    April 26, 2013 | 4:53 pm

    Do you remember the H1N1 swine flu that made tens of millions sick and killed thousands of people in 2009? Well, one if its cousins, a bird flu with the name H7N9, is causing some death and consternation in China.

    This strain has long been circulating among birds, but since...

  • The American College of Physicians Releases Prostate Screening Guidelines

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    April 19, 2013 | 6:48 am

    My regular readers have been following the controversy about prostate cancer screening for some time. The controversy boils down to the following question. Should healthy men be routinely tested for prostate cancer? The most recent chapter in the controversy was written last year...

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  • ACP Potpourri

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    April 12, 2013 | 6:39 pm

    Greetings from San Francisco, where I am attending the American College of Physicians 2013 Scientific Program, their annual conference covering the latest progress in internal medicine. Though the conference is obviously geared for physicians, I've compiled below a half dozen...

  • Supplementing Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil or Nuts Decreases Stroke Risk

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    April 5, 2013 | 1:31 pm

    What is a Mediterranean diet? I had always believed that it involves eating shawarma three times a day while sitting on a beach in Tel Aviv, just because that’s my diet when I visit the Mediterranean. I was astounded to learn that this is not the case. A Mediterranean diet includes...

  • The Pathogens on Cupid’s Arrow

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 15, 2013 | 1:41 pm

    “Love is a burning thing
    And it makes a fiery ring”
    -- Johny Cash

    On Valentine’s Day some think of chocolate, or wine, or flowers. Physicians think of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This week with perfect timing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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