May 2003 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Refusing an angiogram

If your doctor told you that, “you could have a heart attack tomorrow,” and recommended that as soon as possible you should have an angiogram (an invasive test that examines the interior of blood vessels), what would you do?

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Spin this

This time the medical mainstream was expecting good news about HRT and Alzheimer’s disease. They were in for a shock.

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Vitamin dosage vs. vitamin absorption

Absorption of vitaminsvitamin C and stressthe key element in the “medicine of the future”the effect of vitamin C on your body’s enzyme systems

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Online risk assessment

The other day I received a newsletter from my health insurance company with a featured article about risk factors for heart disease. So I gave it a look, and as you might suspect it ran along pretty conventional lines: stop smoking, lower your cholesterol, etc. Then, in a sidebar about blood pressure, they listed a web site to access a "Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating 10-year Risk of Developing Hard CHD (Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Death)."

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A closer look at decaf

Not all decafs are created equal.

This good point was brought up by an HSI member named Don who sent an e-mail last week in response to an e-Alert that pointed out the drawbacks of drinking decaffeinated coffee ("Lowering The High Bar" 5/19/03).

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Under the boardwalk

These days, pouring on the sunscreen lotion has become a national summertime obsession. But more than that, the idea is to somehow hide from the sun whenever we go outside.

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Too many vitamins may be harmful

I recently sent you an e-Alert warning that many vitamins shouldn’t be taken in prolonged high dosage, while exclaiming that some vitamins may cause “irreversible harmful effects.”

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