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  • 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)...

  • Untreatable Gonorrhea – The Next Infectious Threat

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 24, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    Our old nemesis, the clap, is in the news again this month.

    Gonorrhea is the second most common sexually transmitted disease in the US, with more than 600,000 cases annually. In men it usually causes pain on urination, penile discharge, or sore throat. In women it may not cause...