Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Are Herbal Supplements Safe?

Are you looking for up-to-date medical information? Do you want to dispel medical myths? Find out which herbal supplements are safe and which are not. Can an alcoholic ever return to moderate drinking? Can cinnamon lower your blood pressure? Are full body airport scanners safe? Does smoked fish contain Omega-3 fats? Do you need more Vitamin B12? Answers to these questions and many more can be found in health newsletters provided by a generous grant from Kaiser Permanente.

Read health newsletters found on the 2nd floor of the Library in the Health and Wellness Collection area. Harvard Heart Letter explains which herbal supplements interfere with heart medications. Harvard Mental Health Letter answers the question about alcoholics and moderate drinking. Focus on Healthy Aging answers the cinnamon question. Harvard Health Letter explains airport full body scanners. Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter answer the Omega-3 question and many more nutrition questions.

Other health newsletters found in the Health and Wellness Collection: Harvard Men's Health Watch, Harvard Women's Health Watch, Health News: Straight Talk on Medical Headlines, Hearing Loss, Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and University of California - Berkeley Wellness Letter.

posted by jh/mb