Getting the Right Amount of Folic Acid

Making sure pregnant women get the appropriate amount of folic acid or folates is an easy way to protect their unborn child’s health. Men and older women also benefit from folic acid. Most people consume too little folic acid rather than too much, but getting too much can also be harmful.

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Do Chemicals in Our Environment Cause Weight Gain?

Some chemicals that we are exposed to through our food, water, and the products that we use can interfere with our natural hormones, including our sex hormones. Chemicals can cause the body to “think” that it has to store more fat than it actually does, or they can interfere with the processes our bodies use to make fat cells.

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Choosing Wisely: Medical Recommendations for Patients Over 65

Consumer Reports and the ABIM Foundation are working with medical specialty societies to create lists of “5 Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” as part of a national campaign called Choosing Wisely (www.choosingwisely.org). Here is the list of their recommendations on medical treatment and testing for people over 65.

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Choosing Wisely: Medical Recommendations Specifically for Men

Consumer Reports magazine and the ABIM Foundation are working with medical specialty societies to create lists of “5 Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” as part of a Choosing Wisely campaign (www.choosingwisely.org). Here is the list of their recommendations that are important for men’s health.

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