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June 2011

Prescriptions for Summer

Sunshine and summer days are a welcome seasonal phenomenon in the aftermath of short days,  cloudy skies,  and a shortfall of health-giving solar radiation. The summer sunshine that warms the earth consists of longer wavelengths of ultraviolet A (UVA) at 315 – 400nm, shorter wavelengths ultraviolet B (UVB) at 280-315nm, …

High Cholesterol Reduces Risks in Elderly

The traditional view regarding cholesterol and its impact on health and longevity is the perception of an associated increase in risk, with recommendations to reduce such risk by reducing blood cholesterol levels with a cholesterol lowering agent. (a statin drug).   Contrary to this widespread and popular perception, is the …