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MILK SKIMMING & SCAMMING

Health Sciences Institute e-Alert 

March 19, 2003 

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Dear Reader, 

When you talk about calcium - it never fails - someone is going to ask about milk. 

In a recent e-Alert ("Skinny Dipping" 3/4/03) I told you about a study that showed how calcium intake may help those on a diet lose weight. One of the e-mail responses we received provides a perfect opportunity to take a look at some of the controversies surrounding milk. 

LAUGH LINES

Health Sciences Institute e-Alert 

January 22, 2003 

Dear Reader, 

The e-Alert is not a comedy club and I'm definitely not a stand-up comedian, but you're going to think I'm joking when you hear the latest howlers about the drug company study, the distinguished professor, and the online pharmacy. 

As always, I'm not making any of this up. But sometimes I wish I were when I see how ridiculous mainstream health care can be. 

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AS TIME GOES BY

March 18, 2003 

Dear Reader, 

A friend of mine named Patricia recently left her office at the end of a busy workday, but suddenly came to a complete halt when she realized she had no idea where she'd parked her car. After a few moments she remembered and was soon behind the wheel and on her way home. But Patricia, who is 

DOES YOUR HEART GOOD

Health Sciences Institute e-Alert 

March 11, 2003 

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Dear Reader, 

Last week I told you about the difficulty your body has in absorbing calcium ("Skinny Dipping" 3/4/03) - an important factor when you're trying to lose weight, because an increased calcium intake can help take off the pounds. 

RADIATION NATION

Health Sciences Institute e-Alert 

February 10, 2003 

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Dear Reader, 

After sending you the e-Alert last week about irradiated beef 
("Don't Beam Me Up" 2/4/03), I came across a news item announcing that a popular supermarket chain began selling irradiated ground beef on February 2nd in six mid-Atlantic states, including Maryland, where I live. These stores are among some 4,000 nationwide that currently sell irradiated beef. 

MICRO MANAGEMENT

Health Sciences Institute e-Alert 

January 27, 2003 

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Dear Reader, 

They're convenient, they're fast, but are microwave ovens really safe? 

This is a frequent question we get on the HSI Forum and through e-mails, such as this one from a member named Jasmine, who asks: