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It’s indeed a primary question, “why is maintaining a healthy diet important?” Put plainly, healthy eating is indispensable to creating and maintaining general well being. A brand new examine suggests low-carb diets might be deadly, however a nutrition expert said people must be skeptical. The new reasonably priced care act will assist to shut these loopholes and ensure that everybody gets the healthcare they need, no matter what sort of condition they’ve or might develop.

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You will find detailed coverage of males’s well being issues, girls’s health points, health care reform and health information of the Tampa Bay space, Florida and nation. One examine, published in … Read More

Vitamin D supplements don’t prevent bone fractures in healthy adults, study finds

Vitamin D supplements are widely recommended to prevent bone fractures in older adults — but a clinical trial, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that they may not do much after all. 

In 2011, the National Academy of Medicine (then called the Institute of Medicine) recommended the general public get between 600 and 800 international units (IU) of vitamin D daily. That recommendation was based on past research showing that the vitamin may support bone health by aiding in calcium absorption and decreasing bone turnover, which causes bone deterioration.

Subsequent studies have yielded contradicting results; some concluded supplementing with vitamin D was beneficial, while one even found that high vitamin D levels caused by taking supplements could be harmful and cause more falls. Other trials have looked at both calcium and vitamin D together, making it difficult to analyze the vitamin’s effects on its own. 


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Extra vitamin D won’t reduce fractures in healthy older people, study finds

Taking 2,000 IU (international units) a day of supplemental vitamin D3 without calcium over the course of more than five years did not reduce hip, wrist or pelvic fractures when compared with taking a daily placebo, according to the study published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine.

A placebo is a sham pill given to patients so they will believe they are getting the real treatment.

“This is the largest, longest, randomized controlled trial on vitamin D supplementation in the US — 25,871 men and women were enrolled from all 50 states, including 20% Black participants,” said study author Dr. Meryl LeBoff, chief of the calcium and bone section in the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

“Overall, the results from this large clinical trial do not support the use of vitamin D supplements to reduce fractures in generally healthy US men … Read More

Opinion | In the rural West, ‘self-reliance’ can take a heavy toll on mental health

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Maddy Butcher is the author of “Beasts of Being: Partnerships Unburdened” and director of the Best Horse Practices Summit.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, Colo. — In “The Homesman,” a 2014 movie starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, three traumatized pioneer women are transported back East to get help from a women’s relief society. There is no solace in open spaces, we learn. Only devastating isolation and social censure.

While many are working today to change the status quo, echoes of frontier mental health tragedies, like those depicted in the movie, resound in the rural West, where an appointment with a doctor of any kind might entail a two-hour drive one way. That’s if you can find a provider, if you have transportation and, as is often the case with mental health, if you can overcome the stigma surrounding your care.

Rural suicide rates increased 48 percent

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How to get help for long COVID-19 in Northern California

Long COVID-19 patients in Northern California say they’re struggling to get medical care, as doctors say they’re coping with a lack of research. Since the start of the pandemic, more than 90 million COVID-19 cases have been reported in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 1 in 10 COVID-19 patients will develop long-term symptoms. In Part One of Long Covid: Suffering in Silence, we introduced you to Chelsea Brown of Roseville and Jamie Rodriguez of Pleasant Hill. They say they were both healthy and active before getting sick with COVID-19, and months later they were still feeling the effects. “After six weeks from my infection I completely crashed, the worst I had in this six-month, at that point, journey,” Brown said. “I was completely bedridden. I would get up to go to the bathroom and have to crawl back to the bed. My … Read More