Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Thomas Behrenbeck, M.D., Ph.D.
Imperial, California - There's little evidence that cinnamon can lower your cholesterol, and cinnamon isn't recommended as a treatment for high cholesterol. Eating a large amount of cinnamon (1 to 6 grams of cinnamon a day) can affect how your body processes sugar and fat. This could theoretically lower your cholesterol. However, there's not much evidence that this happens.
- Written by Judy C. Boughey, M.D.
Rochester, Minnesota - In general, for someone in your situation the risk of developing a new cancer in the other breast is typically quite low. Removing the normal breast is not required as part of the treatment for your breast cancer. The decision to have a mastectomy on the cancer side and also remove a breast that does not have cancer (the other side) is a very personal one.
- Written by Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona - The appeal of losing weight quickly is hard to resist. But do weight-loss pills and products lighten anything but your wallet? And are they a safe option for weight loss? Here's a look at some over-the-counter weight-loss pills and what they will and won't do for you.
- Written by Traci Klein
Chicago, Illinois - Patients with active asthma - such as any use of asthma medications, and unscheduled office or emergency visits for asthma - are at a twofold risk of having a heart attack, according to Mayo Clinic research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
- Written by IVN
Sacramento, California - Two defendants were sentenced today in the Northern District of Texas for conspiring to bribe public officials in Afghanistan and Texas in furtherance of an ongoing effort to secure government contracts through graft, Benjamin B. Wagner, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, and Sarah R. Saldaña, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, announced.
- Written by IVN
Los Angeles, California - The FBI and law enforcement partners are seeking information from the public that leads to the identity of an unidentified male suspect wanted for armed bank robberies in Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo Counties. The suspect was given the moniker “Beachcomber Bandit” since both robberies occurred in beach cities, as follows:
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