Dr. Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD, PhD

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  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests.

    "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Hollis, the study's lead rese...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the risk that prostate cancer will return after surgery for the disease, a new study suggests.

    "This is a new analysis, but it seems to confirm results we have seen in many other types of cancer: Basically, smoking increases the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility:

    FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have long assumed that as a man's testosterone level declines, so does his sex life. But a new study suggests the reverse may be true.

    "Most people in or out of medicine assume that a lowered serum testosterone may cause reduced sexual ac...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's a glimmer of hope for millions of people infected with genital herpes: A new study in mice hints at the success of a vaccine against the virus.

    Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City report that the vaccine ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may slow down prostate cancer in men who are also taking medication to reduce their levels of male hormones, according to new research.

    Taking a statin alongside androgen deprivation therapy slowed the progress of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility:

    MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hard physical work, high blood pressure and taking multiple medications are among the factors that may lower sperm quality and make men less fertile, new research finds.

    "Nearly 15 percent of American couples do not get pregnant within their first...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some good news, guys: A new analysis of penis sizes will help reassure most of you that you're normal, researchers say.

    Many males worry about their penis size, even when there's no cause for concern. But until now, there has been no formal revie...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's new evidence that gay men not infected with HIV can stay that way if they take a pill called Truvada in the days before and after a sexual encounter with an infected partner.

    The strategy is known as "pre-exposure prophylaxis," or PrEP...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. recommendations against the PSA test for prostate cancer might have prompted a small but measurable increase in the number of higher-risk cases diagnosed recently, according to a new study.

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing active surveillance over treatment for prostate cancer may decrease the odds of survival in men with intermediate-risk cancer, a new study says.

    The risk of death over 15 years for men with intermediate-risk prostate cancers who chose clo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a wait-and-watch approach for prostate cancer isn't being used often enough, and that more men are being treated than may be necessary.

    Additionally, the researchers expressed concern about the numbers of men being tr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Eclipse System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat fecal incontinence in adult women aged 18 to 75, the agency said in a news release.

    Fecal incontinence is especially common among older adults. Vaginal childbir...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with recent gut, urinary tract or genital infections may be less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, new research says.

    The findings are "particularly interesting" in light of recent research suggesting that digestive system bacteria m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone accessory that can detect HIV and syphilis has been developed by Columbia University researchers.

    The low-cost device can spot markers of the infectious diseases from a finger prick of blood in 15 minutes. It's the first smartphone ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiation Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate biopsies that combine MRI technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, a new study suggests.

    The new technology -- which uses MRI scans to help doctors biopsy very specific p...Full Article