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Anthrax antibiotics pre-position plan needed, says reportupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 11:00:00

Public health officials on a state and local level should determine where and how antibiotics for anthrax should be stored in their communities in the event of a large-scale anthrax attack, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

How much vitamin D do I need?updated: Fri Jul 22 2011 08:26:00

I have some 2,000 IU vitamin D capsules that I am about to take. I'm a 60-year-old male, in pretty good health and not overweight or underweight. I'm also active. I've read that 2,000 is the upper limit for daily dosage, and I don't think I need to take that much anyway. The capsules I have cannot be split, so could I use them every other day and be OK? Thank you very much, and have a great week. I appreciate your site and the info.

Birth control should be fully covered under health plans, report saysupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 18:52:00

Contraceptives, sterilization and reproductive education should be covered by health insurance plans with no cost to patients under the health care reform law, a new report recommends.

Facing chronic pain without drugsupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 07:31:00

For two years after a hip surgery that didn't work out as well as he'd hoped, pain shot down Jim Heckler's leg like electrical shocks. Several doctors, eager to help Heckler feel better, prescribed various narcotic painkillers.

Salt controversy: New study links high sodium to earlier mortalityupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 06:23:00

People who eat more sodium and less potassium may die sooner of heart or other problems than people who consume the opposite, a large, 15-year-study has found.

Put down the salt shaker, USDA saysupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 06:23:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the USDA's new dietary guidelines, which include limiting sodium intake.

Are you making your kid fat?updated: Mon Jun 27 2011 09:55:00

Chef Domenica Catelli explains how you may be serving your family foods that pack on the pounds without knowing it.

How does a baby get to be obese?updated: Mon Jun 27 2011 09:55:00

A 4-year-old lumbered into a Boston pediatric clinic. He walked with a limp.

Diet may help soldiers recover from brain injuriesupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 12:20:00

New research suggests a high-calorie, high-protein diet may improve the outcome for some service members with brain injuries due to battlefield explosions.

Do vitamins help against type 2 diabetes?updated: Wed Jan 12 2011 19:04:00

Are vitamin D, calcium and magnesium effective in preventing type 2 diabetes? If so, how much should one take?

How changing health care impacts youupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 07:27:00

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a look at how the repeal of health care reform would affect you.

Hospital care easier, faster with standing ordersupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 07:27:00

My patient one day, a spry 80-year-old, started to cough and feel short of breath during a blood transfusion: classic signs of a transfusion reaction. I stopped her IV, but she needed a steroid to bring her breathing back to normal.

How much vitamin D, calcium is right?updated: Tue Nov 30 2010 12:18:00

Vitamin D and calcium have long been touted as the best nutrients for strong bones, muscles and teeth. Recent studies have shown that vitamin D could be used to fight cancer, heart ailments, autoimmune diseases, even diabetes.

How much vitamin D, calcium you needupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 12:18:00

Elizabeth Cohen explains recent studies detailing how much vitamin D and calcium you need for the right balance.

How much vitamin D should someone over 55 take?updated: Fri Sep 24 2010 14:28:00

How much vitamin D is recommended for those over 55?

Trying to lose weight? Drink more waterupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 19:01:00

Forget diet pills and cleanses. A new study suggests that an effective weight-loss aid is available straight from your kitchen sink.

Why our salt addiction is hard to kickupdated: Sat May 15 2010 10:19:00

Americans love salt. And we eat too much of it. So much so that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is thinking about limiting the amount of sodium in packaged foods.

U.S. limits urged for salt in processed foodupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 10:26:00

Salt, a staple in most food, could soon be regulated if the Institute of Medicine has its way.

What you need to know about multivitaminsupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 09:38:00

In this day and age of food-on-the-go, supplements can add much-needed nutrients to your diet. But a walk down the vitamin aisle at any store could very well make your head spin. Here's a breakdown of several of multivitamin options.

Report on handling H1N1 cases: Use masks with airtight sealsupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 20:27:00

An advisory panel is recommending a major step up in protection for health workers dealing with patients suspected or confirmed to have H1N1 influenza.

Nurses offer tips for surviving a hospital stayupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 13:58:00

Imagine you're about to travel to a foreign land. You've heard it can be a mighty dangerous place, but you have to go there -- you have no choice. You don't know exactly where the threats lurk, and you don't speak the language. Wouldn't it be nice to have a guide?

Are you getting enough protein?updated: Fri May 29 2009 12:48:00

Even if the low-carb diet craze ended up being a bit of a bust, the attention it focused on protein is a good thing. Researchers are taking a closer look at this often ignored nutrient and discovering its hidden health potential.

Time.com: Panel Criticizes Great Lakes Studyupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 20:30:00

Substandard science has hurt a federal agency's seven-year effort to document possible links between industrial pollution and health problems in the Great Lakes region, an independent review panel said Friday

Eat your fluids to stay hydratedupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 09:25:00

If your water bottle travels with you everywhere, sip on this thought: Drinking water isn't the only way to stay hydrated.

Parents sue over autismupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 17:41:00

CNN's Sunny Hostin talks about parents who are trying to show a link between vaccines and autism.

Time.com: Study: Vitamin D Could Save Livesupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 17:00:00

New research linking low vitamin D levels with deaths from heart disease and other causes bolsters mounting evidence about the "sunshine" vitamin's role in good health

Autism testimony resumes in vaccine courtupdated: Mon May 12 2008 16:03:00

Testimony resumed Monday in a long-running case involving thousands of children with autism that their parents contend was triggered by an early childhood vaccination.

Time.com: Families Try to Link Vaccine, Autismupdated: Mon May 12 2008 15:15:00

Attorneys will attempt to show that vaccines with the thimerosal preservative triggers symptoms of autism

Time.com: Study: Boomers to Flood Med Systemupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 12:20:00

Millions of baby boomers are about to enter a health care system for seniors that not only isn't ready for them, but may even discourage them from getting quality care

CNNMoney: Hospitals try to pick up the ER paceupdated: Mon Jun 18 2007 06:48:00

It's the sort of promotion you might expect from a pizza delivery chain, not a U.S. hospital system.

Business 2.0: In Praise of Organized Laborupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

There's one word that never fails to raise the blood pressure of my friends in business: unions. In the minds of many executives, organized labor is the archenemy of the basic prerequisites for bus...

Fortune: IT Takes On The ER (Results May Vary) Hospitals, worried about streamlining and safety, are finally joining the digital revolutiupdated: Mon Nov 24 2003 00:01:00

It's midmorning in late October, and Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn is already frenetic. On the fifth floor Dr. Victor Guadagnino, a private-practice physician, checks lab reports at a compu...

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