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Fish Oil Supplements, Vitamins Won’t Lower Your Cholesterol

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If you’re taking supplements like fish oil or a multi-vitamin in the hopes of improving your cholesterol counts, save your money. There are better, more effective strategies.

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How to Avoid Surprising Risks of OTC Pain Medications

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For common, occasional aches and pain, an over-the-counter oral medication often does the trick. But experts warn people with chronic, ongoing pain to avoid long-term use. Find other options for long-term pain.

To follow a balanced, heart-healthy diet, you need to eat veggies, fruit, fish, soy, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds on a regular basis. But some foods have more heart-healthy disease-fighting nutrients than others. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

The Top 17 Foods for Heart Health (Infographic)

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You know you should eat more veggies, fish and soy for heart health. But which foods are best? Our Heart & Vascular Institute dietitians share 17 “power foods” for your heart.

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Are You Taking Too Much Calcium, A or D?

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We take vitamins and minerals for our health, but taking doses that are too high may have the opposite effect! It's especially important to stay within recommended doses for calcium, and vitamins A and D.

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Probiotics: What You Need to Know

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Probiotic supplements have been touted to improve gut health, balance vaginal flora and strengthen the immune system. Find out what you need to know before taking them.

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Vitamin E Supplements May Do More Harm Than Good

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Many people take vitamin E supplements thinking the antioxidant will help fight or stave off lung cancer. A new study suggests that those supplements have exactly the opposite effect in mice.

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FDA Issues Warning on Concussion Supplements

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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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5 Vitamins You Might Be Missing

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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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Fishy Memory and Shark Cartilage (Slideshow)

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What unexpected benefit may entice you to choose fish over steak? Can shark cartilage and other natural remedies help ease joint pain? Find the surprising answers to these and other health-related questions.