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April 2005 - Page 2 of 5 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Elevated CRP levels, red flag for cardiovascular problems

And because atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries) requires inflammation to take place, elevated CRP is now considered a red flag for cardiovascular problems.

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Men, it appears that your bones enjoy getting zinced

a study that shows how an adequate intake of dietary zinc may help men maintain a healthy bone mass density (BMD)

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Battling restless leg syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) may sound like a fairly benign health problem, but for those who experience the uncontrollable jumps and jerks that can interrupt normal sleep patterns for years on end, RLS is a source of major exasperation.

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The Amsler Grid may be your new best friend

If you’re over the age of 60, or you’re a smoker, or your family has a history of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), then you’re in an AMD high-risk group.

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FDA bans ephedra?

Press Secretary: Before I take questions regarding last week’s federal court ruling that challenged the so-called “FDA ban of ephedra,” I’d like to straighten out one important detail.

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Effects of vitamin E on patients with mild cognitive impairment

You may have heard the news last week (it was widely reported by the TV networks) that a Johns Hopkins study in the New England Journal of Medicine found vitamin E to have no effect on patients with mild cognitive impairment.

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Pure gold. Pure as the driven snow. Pure water.

There was a time when the word “pure” meant something. But these days “pure” is often pure hogwash.

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