New research findings highlight concerns about the long-term use of supplements and vitamins by people who do not have severe nutritional deficiencies. USA Today asks two top national nutrition experts to weigh in on whether consumers should take a multivitamin or other supplements. Read more
Increasingly in California and other states, doctors such as Eric Ramos are finding ways to continue care for patients who have no health insurance and no money, according to a USA Today article by the CHCF Center for Health Reporting. Read more
The FDA wants to revise the nutrition facts label — that breakdown of fats, salts, sugars and nutrients on food packaging — to give consumers more useful information and fight the obesity epidemic, USA Today reports. Read more
Medical clinics in retail settings are on the rise, addressing acute, but not typically life-threatening conditions. Many offer vaccinations, and sports and camp physicals as well. Some without health insurance say the clinics are a faster, less pricey alternative to urgent care or emergency room visits, USA Today reports. Read more
Less frail and more involved, grandparents are stepping in more than ever to raise grandchildren while young adults struggle in the weak economy, a USA Today article reports. Read more

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