The Chinese first used red yeast rice in the Tang Dynasty in 800 A.D. as an aid for stomach ailments, poor blood circulation and to improve spleen health. The supplements are sometimes referred to as Zhi Tai or Xue Zhi Kang…
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Flu Shots: Timing May Count
The annual flu shot may be more effective if you get it in the morning, according to a study published earlier this year (Vaccine, May). Researchers looked at 276 people, age 65 and older, who were vaccinated against three different flu strains either between 9am and
Q. My doctor told me to take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect me from heart attack and stroke, but wouldn’t a higher dose offer more protection?
A. Daily aspirin therapy is often recommended for adults at risk for a heart attack or stroke, and for those who’ve already suffered from