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July 2004 - Page 4 of 5 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Aspirin and heart attacks

Double-Edged Wonder The era of modern pharmaceuticals began in 1900 when the first aspirin tablets were manufactured by a German company called the Friedrich Bayer Corporation. Ninety years later, the Harvard Medical School research known as the Physicians Health Study concluded that men who take aspirin on a regular basis may significantly reduce the risk […]


Morning exercise for better sleep

If you're having trouble sleeping, one small adjustment might help.

According to researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, the time of day you do your exercises may affect your sleep-wake cycle.


Vitamin supplement regulations

Is your government doing enough to protect you from the dangers of vitamin supplements?


Risks associated with taking hormone replacement therapy

Over the past couple of years I've told you about several major studies that have been shut down in order to protect the health of study subjects who were taking either estrogen or a combination of estrogen and progestin to address symptoms of menopause. These two variations on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have been found to create increased risks for several health problems.


Freedom to choose your own health care options

I was thinking about our freedom to choose from a wide variety of health care options, which in a larger sense is the subject of every day's e- Alert.

Unfortunately, there are a few powerful people who believe we'd be better off with fewer options.


Cholesterol and triglyceride levels

This Week in the HSI Forum An HSI member named Alana took her 55-year-old husband to the doctor last month. She describes him as “fit and strong,” so it came as a surprise that his total cholesterol and triglyceride levels were both elevated. Alana describes herself as “holistically knowledgeable,” but admits that she’s not well […]


Vitamin D deficiency and type 2 diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, or if you've been diagnosed with a pre-diabetic condition, you may be deficient in one vitamin that could help make a big difference in your health – Vitamin D.