Day: March 8, 2020

Are You Overdosing on Ibuprofen?

Dr. Brian Cole is a nationally acclaimed orthopedic surgeon and sports-medicine doctor who cohosts the popular radio show Sports Medicine WeeklyWhether you want to know about bunions, better sleep, or running your first marathon without getting hurt, Dr. Cole can offer an expert’s take. Eric Haunschild, his research assistant, also contributes to this column. Have a question? Email [email protected] The doctor is in.

I keep hearing conflicting things about ibuprofen. My doctor prescribed a steady dose—400 milligrams in the morning and 400 in the evening—for tendonitis, but I always thought it was something to take on an as-needed basis for Read More

Canned Drinks Are the Newest Products for the CBD Crowd

Nowadays, it seems you can stock your whole pantry with CBD goods—there are cannabidiol edibles, tinctures, coffee, and cocktails. But one of the most rapidly expanding categories of CBD-infused products is canned beverages, with a market that’s forecast to grow from $2 million in sales in 2018 to more than $11 million by 2025.

Many of these beverages contain natural fruit flavors and 20 to 25 milligrams of CBD, one of the primary active ingredients in cannabis. CBD has been hailed for its anti-inflammatory and stress-relieving benefits, and many CBD beverage brands say the body absorbs CBD faster and more

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There’s New Evidence on the Benefits of Sun Exposure

Last year, Outside contributing editor Rowan Jacobsen wrote a piece called “Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?” that undercut decades of advice from public-health experts and (more worryingly) my mother. The basic gist of the research he reported on: the risks of skin cancer, though real, are less serious than we think, while the benefits of sun exposure are far greater than we’ve realized. The piece went viral—but unlike a lot of viral content, it contained enough carefully argued science to make me seriously question my sun phobia.

One of the key planks of the argument in Jacobsen’s piece was that

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