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What You Need To Know About Supplements

  Americans spend about $ 37 billion dollars a year on nutritional supplements. These range from vitamins and minerals to sleeping aids, memory enhancers and disease cures. The proportion of adults using a supplement of some kind rose from 51.8% in 2005 to 63.7% IN 2011, and this number is increasing yearly. These numbers represent… Read More »

If you have 'stomach flu,' chances are it's actually norovirus: What you should know

If you’ve ever gotten sick from eating something “bad,” you may have had an encounter with norovirus. Sometimes called a “stomach bug” or “stomach flu” — though it’s not related to the flu — norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States, causing between 19 million and 21 million cases of… Read More »

What to know about hypokalemia

Hypokalemia describes a person having too little potassium in their blood. If it is severe, it can lead to muscle weakness, which can have many health consequences. The cause is usually a person’s body excreting too much potassium. Hypokalemia is always a symptom of another illness or a side effect of a medication. It is… Read More »