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  • Weight Loss Doesn’t Decrease Strokes and Heart Attacks in Overweight Diabetics

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 5, 2013 | 4:30 pm

    Doctors spend a lot of time recommending diet and exercise for weight loss. If you’re my patient, unless you’re quite fit, you've probably heard me ask you to exercise more and eat less. There is good reason for this. Many short term studies have convinced us of multiple benefits...

  • A New Weapon against Hospital-Acquired MRSA Infections

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    June 7, 2013 | 6:35 am

    The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus can live on our skin and in our noses without causing disease. Such a condition is called bacterial colonization, to contrast it from infection in which the bacteria causes illness. When the skin is broken or when host immunity is weakened Staph....

  • A New Hope for Hepatitis C Infection

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    March 29, 2013 | 11:52 am

    Hepatitis C is a viral infection that is usually spread through contact with infected blood. Prior to 1992, when testing of donated blood and organs became commonplace, many people were infected through blood transfusion and organ transplants. Now the most common method of...