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Don’t get scammed by “all natural” claims
FDA warns consumers about the dangers hidden in “all natural” dietary supplements, as well as products marketed to treat or cure certain conditions.

Dietary Supplements News

Relaxation drinks: Problematic for teens?
Are relaxation drinks safe for children and adolescents? Recent reports highlight possible problems.
Energy drinks and service members
Energy drink consumption among service members may lead to sleep issues.
MHS highlights Total Force Fitness
July was the Military Health System’s “Total Fitness Month.” HPRC offers lots of resources to follow up on their recommendations for healthy living.
FDA investigating adverse events linked to energy drinks
Reports of adverse events —including five deaths—possibly linked to Monster Energy drinks are under investigation by the FDA.
Energy drinks and adolescents
Energy drink use by adolescents is on the rise, and misuse of these beverages may stem from confusion about using energy drinks for rehydration.

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