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Can HMB Build Elite Athletes?
David Castille, M.S., CSCS 

"When it comes to competitive athletics, or just reaching goals in the gym, people are always looking for some form of aid or advantage. Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (the only form of HMB), or HMB, may prove to be a potent ergogenic aid for many different kinds of athletes."

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Can School Nurses be Opinion Leaders for the HPV Vaccine?
Brittany Rosen, Ph.D, CHES 

"With the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine receiving much media attention in past years, there is talk about who should get the vaccine and what it prevents."

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Chia Seeds: “More than an answer to ceramic statue baldness”
Samantha Springer, M.S., CSCS

"The title’s quote was published by the Global Healing Center as a clever introduction to the health benefits of the infamous chia seeds. Chia pets have been a popular novelty since the 1980s, but as science advances, health discoveries are gradually shifting the purpose of this herb away from garnishing a ceramic display. It is now being classified as a superfood that should be utilized by everyone; however, endurance athletes ought to especially consider what it has to offer. "

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Bone Loss on Steroids – It Must Be Stopped!
Ramon Boudreaux, M.S. 
"A common misconception is that the skeleton is a relatively fixed structure that undergoes few changes during adulthood."

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Magnesium & Exercise-- Much Ado or Much Needed?
Sarah Renaghan, M.S.

"Magnesium – what does it do for – or to – us? As an essential trace element, it is vital to the human body. Magnesium facilitates over 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body in the areas of..."

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