The Calcium Supplementation Controversy: Know the Pros and Cons
Since the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that postmenopausal women refrain from taking supplemental calcium and vitamin D, many patients and healthcare professionals have been confused.
High Fiber Foods Can Assist in Colon Health
Health agencies recommend patients get a periodic colonoscopy starting at age 50, but a high-fiber diet can help maintain a healthy colon and digestive system.
The Influenza Vaccine in the Aging Population
Influenza infection in the very young, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals may last longer.
The Skinny on Fat Soluble Vitamins in Osteoarthritis
Researchers continue to look for factors that may influence osteoarthritisâ€™ development. On such area of research is the role of fat soluble vitamins.
The Obesity Epidemic: Get with the Guidelines
What do healthcare providers know about obesity, and how well do they apply current guidelines?
Study: Resurgence in Mumps Due to Waning Vaccine Protection in Adults
Despite decades of declining mumps incidence, due to widespread vaccination, recent outbreaks in vaccinated adults and communities with high vaccine coverage have prompted concerns about the effectiveness of the current vaccine.
Clinician Crib Sheet for Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
Americans love their vitamin and mineral supplements, and this often creates confusion or concern for health care providers.
FDA Commissioner Discusses Seasonal Flu Preparedness, Response Efforts
In oral testimony before the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, addressed influenza response efforts and preparedness.
Could Nut Consumption Lower Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence?
Certain types of foodsâ€”especially those with antioxidantsâ€”have been found to protect against cancer, while others have been shown to increase the risk of developing cancer.
USPSTF Does Not Recommend Ovarian Cancer Screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a final recommendation that addresses screening for ovarian cancer.
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