Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Focus on the Health Benefits of Vitamin D

The American Academy of Pediatrics has just begun recommending double the previous recommended intake of vitamin D for infants and children.

Vitamin D is gaining more attention in multiple medical disciplines and adequate intakes have been found to reduce mortality from all causes.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Aspirin for Disease Prevention

I summarize recommendations by the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society and the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force concerning regular use of aspirin for disease prevention. Benefits of aspirin therapy are weighed against risks of g.i. bleeding and stroke.
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cholesterol Screening in Children: The Current Debate

High cholesterol is widely recognized as a risk factor for heart disease in adults. With the epidemic of obesity in children, it is now a concern in pediatric patients. Cholesterol screening is now recommended for children with certain risk factors.

This article will explain the reasons some authorities are recommending cholesterol screening for high-risk children and you will understand why there is debate.

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Lisa Nelson is a registered dietician who can help you design a heart-healthy diet for your child.