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Vitamin D Guidelines Considered Controversial
2012-10-26 04:30:17

A new study published in the journal PLoS ONE shows that about 80 million Americans would no longer need to take vitamin D supplements under new Institute of Medicine guidelines.

2012-08-07 12:55:47

In the United States, clinicians are struggling to provide better and more affordable health care to more people—while keeping up with new scientific developments.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.