Vitamin & Mineral Supplements – What are they and who needs them?

Vitamin & Mineral Supplements – What are they and who needs them?

By: Val Jones, M.D.

While many healthy Americans are able to meet their daily vitamin and mineral needs through food sources, some may benefit from supplementation if they have specific deficiencies. Vitamins are chemical compounds that are essential for normal body function. Because vitamins (with the exception of Vitamin D) cannot be created by our bodies, they must be […]

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Tips for Taking Dietary Supplements

Tips for Taking Dietary Supplements

By: Nicole Ferring Holovach, M.S., R.D.

Be honest – when was the last time you ate your suggested five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day? Despite your best efforts to eat a balanced diet, you may be falling short of the recommended daily amount of certain nutrients. Many people turn to dietary supplements to get their recommended intake […]

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Common Questions Parents Ask About OTC Medicines and Kids

Common Questions Parents Ask About OTC Medicines and Kids

By: Stacy Styer M.D.

You’ve probably heard that babies and children must be treated with special care when it comes to giving them medicines. But as a concerned parent, you want to do everything you can to soothe your child when he or she is sick. What can you do? These are some of the most common questions that […]

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