Omega-3 Call to Action

Omega-3 deficiency is a fast-evolving global health concern.  It can lead to a higher risk of chronic disease, particularly heart disease, cognitive decline, and other health problems. Two very important omega-3 fatty acids are...

Vitamin D and Calcium Decreases Cancer Risk

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation Decreases Cancer Risk in Older Women Joan Lappe, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor Associate Dean for Research Beirne Endowed Chair in Nursing College of Nursing, Creighton University American Public Health...

Harness the Sun: UV Strength

May 18, 2016 The ultraviolet index or UV index is a measurement of the strength of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. It is 0 in the dark of night and 10-11 in the middle of...

February is Heart Health Month

February 3, 2016 February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, is responsible for one out of every three (about 800,000) deaths in the United...

RCTs are not designed for public health

January 27, 2016 How do we get information to make decisions about public health from randomized controlled trials (RCT’s)? Can we? Especially for nutrient trials? At this point, we have seen so many problems...