Is your grocery store among America’s healthiest grocery stores?

General Health, Nutritional Health
Supermarket chains are increasingly offering healthier foods. One chain was recently selected the healthiest grocery store in America – partly for its locally produced foods. Another was ranked second because of healthier food lines. The third place finisher had 600 varieties of fruit and veggies. Who were they and how does your supermarket measure up? More Information: (more…)
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Doctor Urges Caution in Interpreting New Findings on Cholesterol Drug

Health Headlines, Heart Health, Medical Economics
On March 31, 2008, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca trumpeted the early closing of its so-called JUIPITER trial of a cholesterol-lowering drug (statin), Crestor. The results after only two years yielded "unequivocal evidence" of the drug's effectiveness, the trial concluded, and the company argued that it could not be withheld from anyone who was well and had normal cholesterol levels but had an elevation in another normal blood constituent, the C-reactive protein (CRP). But, what’s the “other side” of this story? More Information: (more…)
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