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An Iron Boost

September 8, 2015

Whether you haven’t figured out why your iron is low, gave up eating red meat, or have low energy, feel light headed, or noticed you’re starting to look pale where you should be pink, you might need some more iron. Iron is an essential nutrient—almost all of it goes to your hemoglobin, which transports oxygen […]

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Lately, it’s been trendy to do studies on the number of common toxins in blood and urine samples taken from children across the nation. It’s lead to recommendations to reduce canned tuna in kids’ diets, as many have toxic levels of mercury, to reduce the amount of plastic used on and around food, since chemicals […]

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Sure, you’re most likely to have a stroke after age 65— but they can happen even earlier, like your thirties. Although your chances of being affected are less, the risk is much, much higher because doctors are less likely to diagnose signs of a stroke in a younger person. What are stroke symptoms? Many organizations […]

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In 2008, a Florida homeless man with a severe cough, after bouncing through hospitals, homes, and clinics, was diagnosed with Tuberculosis (named strain 046). Using a grant from the CDC, Florida housed the man in H. G. Holley, Florida’s leading center for the treatment of Tuberculosis. Those he had come into contact with who were […]

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A new study has found markers in the blood of depressed teens that were not present in their peers who did not show signs of depression. The new study, published in Translational Psychiatry, is expected to lead to improved diagnosis of depression, and potentially other diseases for which depression is a side-effect. Increasingly, the practice […]

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