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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)...

  • Being American is bad for your health

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 4, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    “Americans are sicker and die younger than people in other wealthy nations.” 

    That stark sentence appears in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, and it comes from the authors of a landmark report – “Shorter Lives, Poorer Health” – on...

  • 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...

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