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  • Epidemiology is Much Worse For You Than Red Meat

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    March 16, 2012 | 10:53 am

    “Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!”—Tommy Smothers

    I generally try to avoid writing about meaningless studies that should be ignored. First, there are a lot of them. Second, I don’t want to attract more attention to them than they already get...

  • Who Wrote the Torah? Committed Theology in an Age of Skepticism

    February 24, 2012 | 11:29 am

    It is the question that so many wonder but few investigate, about which we are long on opinion but short on fact: “Who wrote the Torah?” One might think this would be the most basic question in Jewish learning and thought since of the three primary theological paradigms of...

  • Relearning What We Knew: Antibiotics Don’t Help In Sinus Infections

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 17, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    Most of us are personally familiar with the symptoms of a sinus infection – congested nose, cough, fever, pain in the forehead or cheeks, and general misery. It’s impossible not to feel sympathetic for patients with sinus infections, and it’s understandable that they want to do...

  • Memoir’s Glimpse of Anne Frank Draws Skepticism

    March 18, 2010 | 10:29 am

    From NYTimes.com:

    Frail, cold and surrounded by death, the Jewish teenager Anne Frank did her best to distract younger children from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp by telling them fairy tales, a survivor of the camp says.

    But her account is disputed by a childhood friend...

  • Reactions Mixed to Gaza Pullout Plan

    By Gil Sedan

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Ten years ago, if the Palestinians had been told that Ariel Sharon, father of the Israeli settlement movement, would be offering a near-complete withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, most probably would have rejoiced at the prospect.

    However, when the Israeli prime minister dropped that...