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Folic Acid and Birth Defects: What’s the Connection?

Why all women of reproductive age should make sure they’re getting enough folic acid

How Religious Fervor and Anti-Regulation Zealotry Laid the Groundwork for America’s $36 Billion Supplement Industry

50% of all adults in America have used a supplement in the past 30 days, despite evidence that the majority of these supplements don't work

5 Forgotten Vitamins and Supplements

It's always best to try to get the vitamins and minerals you need from a healthy, well-balanced diet, but sometimes that's difficult. Here are five vitamin and minerals that you may need to supplement, if you're not getting enough through diet.

Natural Supplements Can Be Dangerously Contaminated, or Not Even Have the Specified Ingredients

Are dietary supplements safe and effective? This professor of pharmacy explains what consumers should consider.

CBD Is Touted for Pain Management—But Does It Work?

CBD is everywhere these days, promoted to relieve pain and promote calmness in people and animals. But does it work? The jury is still out.

CBD for Women: What Are Women Using CBD For?

These days, CBD—cannabidiol, a chemical derived from cannabis—is being sold in many forms and used for many things. Find out what women are using it for.

Avoiding Pseudomedicine for Alzheimer's and Brain Health

With so many people affected by Alzheimer's disease, many people are looking for information about any kind of brain health intervention. And they may fall prey to pseudomedicine.

Hidden Drugs And Danger Lurk In Over-The-Counter Supplements, Study Finds

Over the counter drugs and supplements may contain dangerous toxins or unapproved drug ingredients, so people who take them may be risking serious health problems.

Could You Have a B12 Deficiency?

It's important to eat food sources that contain vitamin B12 to avoid a B12 deficiency. People over 50 may need to eat more fortified foods or take a dietary supplement.

9 Low Iron Symptoms: Could You Have an Iron Deficiency?

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the United States, and women are at greater risk than men. Find out if you have symptoms.

Calcium Supplements Linked to Higher Risk for Colon Polyps

A new study finds that daily calcium supplements that may help weak bones are linked to an increased risk for colon polyps.

Can You Trust the Labels on Your Supplements?

Think you know what's in your favorite supplement? Think again.

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