Large Pharmacy Chains Pledge Support for Blue Button Initiative

pharLast week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced that several of the largest pharmacy chains in the U.S. have pledged support for Continue reading

Health Care Biggest Target of Identity Theft, Report Finds

identityAbout 43% of all reported identity thefts in the U.S. in 2013 were medical-related, according to a study released last month by the Identity Theft Resource Center, USA Today reports.

Medical identity theft refers to fraudulently obtaining personal data — such as names, Continue reading

Magnesium’s Importance Far Greater Than Previously Imagined

magnesium_foodCalcium deficiency is a common nutritional concern, but how many folks consider the vital importance of magnesium in human health and disease?  

New research published in the journal BMC Bioinformatics indicates that magnesium’s role in human health and disease is far more Continue reading

Extreme Anticancer Potential of Propolis

propolisPropolis has been used for thousands of years by ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for its multiple medicinal properties and remarkable safety profile, while science only recently started to rediscover its powerful healing potential. Propolis is collected by honeybees from buds and exudates of conifer trees and Continue reading

A Modest Dose of Ginger Improves 8 Markers of Diabetes Type 2

gingerA promising new study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition reveals that the popular kitchen spice ginger may be an effective treatment for the prevention of diabetes and its complications.

Ginger is in the same plant family (Zingiberacea) that Continue reading