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Plan…C?

The U.S. Secretary of Health, Kathleen Sebelius, just overruled the FDA and decided to keep morning-after contraception (“Plan B”) accessible to girls younger than 17 by prescription only.  The FDA had recommended, in a split vote, to make the agent … Continue reading

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IOM Report On Nutrition Guidance: The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly

A committee commissioned by the Institute of Medicine, with backing by the CDC, the FDA, and the USDA, just released its report on front-of-pack nutrition guidance.  The recommendations are good in that they may help prevent the food industry from … Continue reading

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Can Your Multivitamin Kill You?

You have likely heard about a recent study, involving roughly 40,000 women over the age of 60, in which daily use of a multivitamin- and several other nutrient supplements- was associated with a higher rate of death.  Along with the … Continue reading

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PSA: Yea, or nay?

I support the recommendation of the US Preventive Services Task Force against routine use of the PSA test to screen for prostate cancer.  For the reasons why, see: “PSA“

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My ‘Academy’ Award!

The 2011 annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association- FNCE (Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo) opened 2 days ago in San Diego.  At the opening session, the in-coming president announced that after 100 years, the Association was changing its … Continue reading

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