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February 2008 - Page 4 of 5 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Wearable Vitamins (no kidding)

Tehama Inc. – a golf apparel company in Denver – has introduced a Green Collection of shirts infused with pro-vitamin substances that interact with the skin to create vitamin C, which is then absorbed by the skin.

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Warning! You May Lose Your Access to Compounded Hormones!

Last week FDA decided to support a Wyeth campaign against compounded treatments and announced that it will "halt" compounding of hormone treatments that contain estriol.

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Debunking the Chain

The CA-125 test measures a cancer marker that's often elevated when ovarian cancer is present.

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Can surgery cure diabetes?

Dr. Spreen answers a specific question about vitamin B-3 and two questions about treating other types of mental disorders with alternative therapies.

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What should you do when a compact fluorescent light breaks?

Sallie had just returned from a dermatologist. When she saw the dermatologist, he examined a spot on her arm that was dark in the middle and peeling on the edges.

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Prevention Made Easy

Dr. Ellis explains that B6 is vitally important because the body converts the vitamin into pyridoxal phosphate, a coenzyme that activates enzyme systems – the movers and shakers that trigger every activity in the body.

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How can you tell if there's carbon monoxide in your meat?

The FDA approved the use of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), which employs a variety of gases to help preserve meat and, in the case of carbon monoxide, keep the meat nice and red and looking fresh.

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