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Two New Health Studies Are Worrying Parents. Here's What You Need to Know.

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents

Parents and parents-to-be can often be on the receiving end of "expert" advice that is confusing, if not downright contradictory. And when scientific ...

Raise a Glass? The Story Behind Alcohol and Breast Cancer

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

It all largely depends on your own personal risks for breast cancer and comfort level. Alcohol's effect on breast cancer risk does exist, although more studies are needed to fully define just how much.

Dietary Supplements May Actually Increase Cancer Risk, Especially In High Doses

Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 04/21/2015 12:01 PM EDT on LiveScience Although dietary supplements are often touted ...

It's Folic Acid Awareness Week, But the Number 1 Thing I Want You To Know About Spina Bifida Isn't About Folic Acid

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

By all means, doctors and public health advocates should continue to make sure that women of childbearing age take their folic acid. But I'm not interested in using my beautiful child to scare folks into doing it.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 11 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Cycle 4)

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Long may you run." (Neil Young) The weather had turned bitter on the first day of cycle 4. With a low in the teens, and it only being early November...

Do High Doses Of Folic Acid Raise Cancer Risk?

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Jan 28 (Reuters) - People taking high doses of the B vitamin folic acid are not at an increased risk of cancer, according to an international analys...

Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Carla Lohr | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Carla Lohr

I have Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele. I can personally say that life with it is not as bad as people assume. I have accomplished all my goals thus far. My goal in life now is to help change the public's perception of people with this disability.

March Of Dimes: Fortify Corn Masa Flour

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Adding folic acid to corn masa flour could be a good way to help prevent brain and spine birth defects in the Hispanic community, the March of Dimes s...

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jayaseelan Naidoo

This line came again to me as I read commentary on a recent Canadian study that showed that thanks to fortified foods easily accessible in Canada, almost no one there is deficient in folic acid. In fact forty percent have levels of the B vitamin in their blood that may be too high.

Does the World Need Pop-Tarts?

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hemi Weingarten

To this day, Pop-Tarts account for 80% of the "toaster-pastry" segment. Great, right? I beg to differ. Pop-Tarts are an unfortunate tradition that needs to be stopped. Immediately.