Could Vitamin D Help Reduce Ear Infections in Children?

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By Danielle Menke

About 75 percent of children get ear infections and by the age of one, 60 percent will have had at least one.[1] Ear infections occur when fluid is trapped in the middle of the ear. It is a common side effect of a cold, throat infection or even allergies. But a new

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Genes reflecting better vitamin E status & lower prostate cancer risk

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Genes reflecting better vitamin E status associated with lower prostate cancer incidence

A study published electronically ahead of print in the Journal of Nutrition, on March 12, 2014 shows that men who use vitamin E more efficiently because of a gene variant have a much lower risk of developing prostate cancer.

The rare genetic variant

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Your Thyroid May Be The Cause of Your Sleeping Problems

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Your thyroid is one of the smallest glands in your body, yet it is actually one of the most important. This gland is instrumental in the healthy regulation of functions like proper metabolism, energy levels, burning calories and the creation of body proteins and reaction to hormones. But when you start to feel sluggish and

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Study says Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Problems


By Danielle Menke

Vitamin D, commonly referred to as the “sunshine vitamin”, is naturally produced in the body through sun exposure but also can be consumed through some foods like fish and eggs and through supplementation. A vitamin D deficiency can occur for a number of reasons, which include limited consumption of the vitamin and

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Brain Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet


Written by Danielle Menke

You’ve heard it all before – exercise regularly, follow a healthy diet, stop smoking and drinking. Doctors and scientists have always followed the same guidelines for overall health and wellness. But a new study from the journal Neurology shows a rather new advancement – following one particular diet may make your

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Healthy Vision by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.


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By Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.

Your eyes are similar to a camera. Like a camera, if any part of your eye becomes damaged, you do not get a clear picture. Some of the common risks that affect your vision are your lifetime exposure to sunlight, your age, and smoking. All of these contribute

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Study Suggests New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Those Over 50


Written by Danielle Menke

According to CNN, about a third of adults in the U.S. suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension), a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems.

Recent government data provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have indicated that between 1999 and 2014,

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National Diabetes Awareness Month

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Written by Danielle Menke and Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.

More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes and 1 out of 4 of them have no idea.[1] In honor of National Diabetes Month this November, InVite® Health is urging you to take some time to understand the risk factors and preventative measures of

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How to Approach Sarcopenia As You Age

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By Archana Gogna, MS, CNS, MBA

Maintaining strong and toned muscles are very important; not just for the sake of vanity and for attracting admiring looks, but the health of muscles translates to real health and vitality. While a great deal has been made of strong bones, not enough attention is paid to the health

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How Chronic Stress May Be Effecting Your Health

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Written by Danielle Menke

We’ve all felt stress at one time or another – from cramming for midterms in college to that major presentation you have to give at work tomorrow – it comes naturally and may not necessarily be a bad thing in some cases. In other cases however, chronic stress can lead to

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