August 2010 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

New hype for flu shots falls short

When I stopped by my local CVS Pharmacy recently, I saw this sign posted: “All-in-one flu shot–coming soon!”

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Details about a new stress-reduction vaccine will probably stress you out

Even though this stress vaccine is still in the animal-testing stage, it’s already being called the “Sapolsky shot,” named after Dr. Robert Sapolsky, a Stanford University neuroscience professor.

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In the sandwich world, thinking outside the box can get pretty scary

It’s official: 2010 is the year the sandwich turned into a nutritional train wreck.

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A Starbucks treat comes with a tricky mixed message

I recently picked up a package of Starbucks new VIA “ready brew” iced, and I’ve got to say I’m impressed.

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Here's what doctors won't tell their cancer patients about high fructose corn syrup

A California researcher has called on the federal government to “step back on the amount of high fructose corn syrup in our diets.”

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Call it "healthy" or call it "naked"--either way it'll be delicious

We’ve come a long way from discussing supplemental probiotics (in the April 1998 Members Alert) to 2010 where we find probiotic pizza about to hit the market.

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Thinning the blood with drugs is a risky strategy, especially before surgery

Plavix is a blood thinner, so Mel was concerned about how the drug’s effect might impact a scheduled colonoscopy. His doctor told him to stay on the Plavix–otherwise he’d be at risk of a heart attack or stroke.

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