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supplements

Maximize those micronutrients to battle COVID-19

Consider boosting your immune response and lowering inflammation with Vitamin C and zinc.

Is mom’s purse a cauldron of risk?

Toddlers are notorious for getting into things—and adults don't often take stock of the hidden dangers.

10 things you never knew about folic acid

Although it’s not the fountain of youth or a magic elixir, this B vitamin has surprising ties to disease, aging and mental state.

Child drug poisoning—an adult problem

Thousands of kids are sent to emergency room each year because parents or grandparents failed to properly secure medications.

Curious about probiotics? Tread carefully

Supplements have their place—but steer clear of online sources touting sham benefits.

Fiber-rich foods build healthy hearts

A proper diet is often one of the first steps in the journey to better blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

The perils of fortification

Just because a food or beverage is infused with vitamins doesn't mean it's good for you.

The shadowy side of sunshine

Excessive doses of vitamin D can lead to high levels of calcium in the blood, which can trigger kidney damage.

Omega-3s in seafood may keep you healthier, longer

Eating more whole foods, such as wild Alaskan salmon or other oily fish, at least two times per week is a good start.

What to know about vitamin D and bone health

Study: The sunshine vitamin might not prevent fractures or improve bone density in older adults, but the supplement does have its benefits.

Rely on fish oil for improved cardiovascular health?

You may want to think again. Study finds no significant benefit of oil in preventing death from heart disease, heart attacks or stroke.

U.S. kids overdosing on dietary supplements

Children under age 6 are often the most affected.

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