Omega-3 fatty acids and the heart: New evidence, more questions

My patients commonly ask me whether they should try one supplement or another. Often my answer is equivocal, because for most supplements we just don’t have enough evidence to give…

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Denmark Extends Its Suspension of the AstraZeneca Vaccine

Officials want to investigate whether the vaccine is related to blood clots and other rare but dangerous problems. Denmark will extend its suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine until April 15,…

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A look at the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), published by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), provide science-based recommendations on what to…

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Data Show India’s Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine Works — 2 Months After It Was Approved

It turns out a COVID-19 vaccine that stirred controversy in India may be effective after all. The Indian government approved the use of the COVAXIN vaccine, made by the Indian company Bharat…

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Grandparents and vaccines: Now what?

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the US, many grandparents — including one co-author of this blog post — are thrilled to hold out their arms for a jab. In…

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‘What should I eat?!’ The Paleo diet edition. [Infographic]

“What can I eat on the Paleo diet?!” Eating like ancient humans sure sounds cool. But it brings up a lot of questions: Is grass-fed cattle similar to the wild…

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NFL Invites 7,500 Health Care Workers To The Super Bowl

Most of the invitees work in the central Florida area, though all of the NFL’s 32 clubs will pick health care workers from their communities to receive free tickets to…

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