May 2011 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Is your body starving for iodine?

When researchers at the University of Texas analyzed about 90 samples of iodized salt, nearly HALF didn’t meet the FDA’s recommended level of iodine.

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Another clue may help unravel the mystery of a national health crisis

When an obstetrician needs (or wants) to move labor along quickly, he may call for the highest dose of Pitocin, knowing the fetus will become distressed. Parents are then informed that their baby is in danger, and everyone hurries to an operating room for an emergency cesarean section.

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Women with breast cancer get a little help from their friends

SomeoneWith.com is designed to provide essential items for women diagnosed with breast cancer — things like special lotions, headwear, and therapeutic devices.

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USDA sides with corporate profits over environmental and public safety

USDA officials recently decided to do something so completely and brazenly pro-giant-corporation and anti-organic-farmer, that it’s almost like they’re taunting us.

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Ample vitamin D intake is a must for COPD patients

Knowing what we know about vitamin D’s significant respiratory benefits, it’s really no surprise that D deficiency may be common among COPD patients.

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This has got to be the worst reason in the world to get a vaccine

In North Carolina’s Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District, kids who get certain vaccines before June 1st will be entered to win one of two iPods or a laptop. And if that seems like a REALLY bad idea, just wait. It gets so much worse…

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When is the best time of day to get a colonoscopy?

It doesn’t sound like something you want to do first thing in the morning, but it turns out it is. Make sure you schedule your colonoscopy early.

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