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Supplementing Your Diet

Supplementing Your Diet
Vitamins, Minerals and Beyond
The world of dietary supplements is getting more and more complicated.  People aren’t just taking vitamins and minerals anymore.  Now, things like glucosamine, saw palmetto, black cohosh and ginkgo biloba are crowding onto shelves beside old standbys like vitamin C, calcium and iron.  How do you sort through it all?

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Make the Kidney Connection
Millions at Risk for Kidney Disease
Do you know the main causes of kidney disease?  If not, you’re not alone.  Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading risk factors for chronic kidney disease, which affects nearly 20 million Americans.  Yet many people with diabetes and high blood pressure haven’t made “the kidney connection” and aren’t aware of their risk.

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