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Not your usual rash

Zachary Smith was scratching uncomfortably when his mom, Mandy picked him up at school. He claimed his feet and even his eyes itched. He and his mom assumed the rash was poison ivy, and...

What really causes Alzheimer’s?

Edward Blonz, PhD, has served on the editorial board of the University of California, Berkeley, Wellness Letter since 2009 and is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of...

Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb Diets

For the past 50 years, the basic di­­chotomy in diets for both weight control and general health has been low-fat versus low-carbohydrate. Low-fat diets (endorsed since the 1950s by official U.S. dietary guidelines for the prevention...

Is your thyroid an underperformer?

You may be surprised to learn that the most commonly prescribed medication in the U.S. isn’t one of the statins or a blood pressure drug—it’s levothyroxine, a synthetic version of a thyroid hormone (called...