News of Note

Up In Smoke

Cigarettes sales in Hawaii may soon go up in smoke. That’s because the state is considering a bill that would ban smoking entirely over the next five years.

Supplement Crackdown

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it’s overhauling the way dietary supplements are marketed and sold in the United States. The agency has taken action against 17 companies illegally selling supplements that claim to treat serious diseases and health conditions, including Alzheimer’s.

We talked with Lori Esarey, owner of Total Nutrition and Therapeutics, who holds a master’s degree in Nutritional Medicine about her philosophy regarding supplements and the role they play in our health.

Predicting Alzheimer’s

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. A promising new blood test may predict if a person will develop Alzheimer's disease more than a decade before symptoms even begin.

Pregnant and Smoking

When the nation’s two largest dollar stores started selling tobacco products in the southeastern states, the number of smokers across the region also increased. A University of Florida study finds that it also caused the number of pregnant smokers to increase.

Fiber Health

For decades, the health care community has been encouraging people to get enough fiber in their diets. Research shows that fiber plays an important role in promoting good health and preventing chronic illness.