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FDA Issues Warning on Concussion Supplements

Tags: brain health, Concussions, FDA, head injury sports injury, sports injuries, supplements, vitamins and supplements

If it were only that easy: take a pill and avoid a concussion. Problem is, no scientific evidence supports the claim that any dietary supplement is effective in the treatment or prevention of concussion.

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9 Myths About Statins

Tags: cholesterol, dementia, diabetes, heart disease, heart health, statins, supplements

There is so much information swirling around about statins that it's no surprise that patients don't know what to believe. Find the facts about this commonly prescribed but often misunderstood drug.

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Do You Really Need a Vitamin D Supplement?

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A new study says that taking vitamin D supplements for protection against osteoporosis isn’t necessary for most healthy adults. But here’s why many should still take them.

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5 Vitamins You Might Be Overdoing

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Getting nutrients in a supplement rather than food is not always the best way to improve your health. Here are five vitamins and minerals you may be overdoing if you pop them as pills.

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5 Vitamins You Might Be Missing

Tags: diet, healthy diet, supplements, vitamins, vitamins and supplements

Vitamin deficiencies are less of a concern today, but insufficiency can still put you at risk. If you’re missing the following five vitamins, learn how to add them to your diet.

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3 Simple Tips for Reading a Calcium Label

Tags: calcium, osteoporosis, supplements

Learn how to sort through supplement options to get the right dose of this crucial mineral.

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Multivitamins: Are They Worth It?

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About 40 percent of Americans take daily vitamins, but do they help prevent illness? One expert says that studies show that multivitamins won’t protect most people against common diseases.

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Supplements, OTCs May Hurt Your Kidneys

Tags: aspirin, kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney health, over the counter medications OTC, supplements

Cleveland Clinic nephrologist Robert Heyka, MD, discusses common OTC medicines, antibiotics, and herbal supplements that can cause kidney damage, and he gives advice about screenings and risk factors.

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A Warning About Omega-3 Supplements (Video)

Tags: heart videos, omega-3, supplements, video, vitamins

Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements is good for your heart, but might be more useful as a preventive measure. If you already have cardiovascular risk, omega-3 supplements may have no benefit.

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The Buzz Around Coffee Bean Extract

Tags: coffee, diet, healthy diet, supplements, weight loss

Marketing slogans tout green coffee bean extract as a miracle supplement, but does it work?