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Archive for June, 2009

Folic Acid Update

Folic acid update It has been known for a considerable amount of time, that folic acid when given to women planning for pregnancy and during pregnancy, can lower the risk for neural tube defects. Based on the research up to that time, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) first published their recommendations in 1996. […]

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St. John’s Wort and menopause symptoms St John’s wort was compared with a placebo in a double-blind, randomized clinical trial on symptoms and quality of life issues in perimenopausal women. Forty-seven 40 to 65 y.o. perimenopausal women who experienced three or more hot flashes per day were randomized to receive either 900 mg three times […]

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