Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Supplement Labels

Don’t believe everything you read on a label – especially if it’s on an herbal supplement bottle. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Bioinformatics found four out of five herbal supplements are not what they claim. Unlike prescription drugs, there is no pharmaceutical oversight for herbal supplements. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires companies … Read More

Gym Anxiety, Second Opinions and Other News of the Week

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss: Gym anxiety The first time you walk into the gym can feel a bit overwhelming. There are complicated-looking machines, unwritten rules and lots of folks in better shape than you. It’s enough to … Read More

Chinese Herbs Can Be Good Medicine for You

For centuries, China and other Asian countries have embraced herbal therapy. Now America is beginning to see the value of combining Chinese herbs with Western medicine. In 2012, Ohio joined an increasing number of states that license Oriental Medicine practitioners to prescribe herbs like Ginseng, reishi mushroom and astragalus. This is good news for the … Read More

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