April 21, 2018
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Decaf: A Healthy Choice?

by Berkeley Wellness  

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Most people who drink decaffeinated coffee or tea do so because it doesn’t make them jittery or keep them awake. Is decaf somehow healthier than its caffeinated counterparts?

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Is Enteric-Coated Aspirin Safer?

by Berkeley Wellness  

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If you shop for aspirin these days, whether for pain relief or to protect your heart, you’ll find that some are "enteric coated," including virtually all low-dose aspirin (except the chewable kind). Are these safer for your stomach?

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The Sunny Side of Eggs

by Berkeley Wellness  

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Eggs have a bad reputation because of their high cholesterol content. But dietary cholesterol has relatively little effect on blood cholesterol in most people—and recent research even suggests that eggs may provide some heart benefits.

Acai: The Ponzi Berry?

Acai: The Ponzi Berry?

by Berkeley Wellness  

Acai berries

There's been a lot of hype about the magical powers of products containing acai berries. But while the fruit is high in antioxidants, there's not much evidence it can perform the miracles boosters claim it can.

Bone Growth Stimulators
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Bone Growth Stimulators

by Berkeley Wellness  

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Orthopedists sometimes prescribe bone growth stimulators, typically when a fractured bone fails to heal properly. It's not exactly clear how they work, but research suggests these devices can affect a variety of factors involved in bone growth.

Vitamin E and Wound Healing
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Vitamin E and Wound Healing

by Berkeley Wellness  

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Can topical vitamin E help heal wounds and prevent scarring? See what the scientific evidence suggests.

Chocolate on the Brain

Chocolate on the Brain

by Berkeley Wellness  

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The news keeps getting sweeter about dark chocolate and other cocoa products. Not only have several studies suggested that it can help lower blood pressure, but new research has found that cocoa can also aid the brain.

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