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Folic Acid Supplements Don’t Affect Your Risk for Cancer
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Many of us get enough folic acid – a type of B vitamin – from the foods we eat. But some people may need to take a folic acid supplement. There has been some concern that such supplements may increase a person’s risk for cancer. But the findings from a new research review found no such cancer connection.
More Children Missing Recommend Vaccines
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Vaccinations have helped stem and even stop the spread of serious childhood diseases, such as measles and polio. They continue to be one of the best tools parents have to keep their children healthy. Yet, a new study suggests that too few U.S. children younger than age 2 are receiving all the shots they need.
Depression May Raise Risk for Early Death in Stroke Survivors
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
It’s normal to feel a little blue from time to time. But when feelings of sadness take over, it may be depression, a serious mental health condition that can affect all aspects of a person’s life . For people who have suffered a stroke, depression may be especially harmful. A new study suggests stroke survivors who develop depression may die sooner.
Better Communication with Doctor Improves Medication Use
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Medication works best when it’s taken properly. But many of us sometimes have trouble doing so. Maybe you’re unsure about taking a certain drug with another prescription. Or perhaps you don’t know how long you should keep popping that pill. A recent study suggests part of the problem may be how well you and your doctor are communicating
To Your Health! A Year-End List Worth Saving
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Need help deciding on a New Year’s resolution? Below are six more health stories from the past year that may encourage you to make a healthy change.