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Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet

Posted 28 Jun 2016 by

-- It's disheartening when toddlers skip the vegetables and fruits you lovingly prepare. But rather than substitute a multivitamin, the American Academy of Pediatrics has advice on getting kids what they need from food: Look for a variety of sources for essential vitamins. Calcium, for example, is found in more than just dairy products. It's also found in almonds, bok choy, baked beans and salmon. Many foods are fortified with vitamins and minerals. Examples include milk, bread, cereal, waffles and orange juice. Ironically, many parents who offer a multivitamin also concentrate on offering their youngsters healthier fare. Read more

Related support groups: Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency, Scurvy

Be Wary of Imported Supplements: FDA

Posted 9 Mar 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 – You could be putting your health at risk if you buy imported dietary supplements and nonprescription drug products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Health fraud scammers often sell such products at ethnic or international stores, flea markets, swap meets or online, Cariny Nunez, a public health adviser in the FDA's Office of Minority Health, said in an agency news release. This may be because many people who shop at these places have poor English-language skills and limited access to health care services and information, she suggested. "These scammers know that ethnic groups who may not speak or read English well, or who hold certain cultural beliefs, can be easy targets," she added. For example, Native American, Hispanic, Asian and black people may have a long tradition of using herbal – or so-called "natural" – products, and many of these ... Read more

Related support groups: Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Vitamin E, Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation during Pregnancy/Lactation, Vitamin D Insufficiency, Niacin (Vitamin B3) Deficiency, Carnitine Deficiency, Rickets, Vitamin K Deficiency, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Deficiency, Scurvy, Vitamin A & D, A & D, Vitamin E Deficiency, Aquasol E, Alpha E, Vitamins A, D, and E, Diaper Guard, E-600

Many Hospital Patients Not Asked About Supplements: Study

Posted 23 Jun 2015 by

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 – Most hospitalized Americans aren't asked if they take dietary supplements, such as multivitamins, a new study suggests. "If clinicians are unaware of possible drug-[dietary supplement] reactions, they may unknowingly provide a treatment plan or prescribe medications that could have an adverse reaction or interactions with the dietary supplement," said study author Dr. Paula Gardiner. She is assistant director of Boston Medical Center's program for integrative medicine and health care disparities. "Dietary supplements also affect physiological processes in the body and could have an impact on medical procedures like surgery, chemotherapy, blood work and many other treatments or procedures," she added in a medical center news release. Nearly 18 percent of American adults (more than 40 million) take dietary supplements, according to the 2012 National Health ... Read more

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