You could be eligible for government health insurance and not even know it.
"Many don't know there are programs like Healthy Families, for example, where a family of four can earn up to $60,000 and still qualify their children for comprehensive health care," said Philip Lebherz of The Foundation for Health Coverage Education (FHCE), a nonprofit organization that works to reduce the numbers of uninsured.
Studies indicate that as many as a third of an estimated 45 million uninsured Americans are eligible for government-sponsored health insurance programs and don't know about them. FHCE has a number of programs to help.
A study of herbal kelp supplements led by University of California/Davis
public health expert Marc Schenker concludes that its medicinal use may
cause inadvertent arsenic poisoning and health dangers for consumers,
especially when overused. Schenker and two researchers evaluated nine
over-the-counter herbal kelp products and found higher than acceptable
arsenic levels in eight of them.
Kelp supplements are frequently used by thyroid patients as a source of iodine, and as a nutritional supplement that is supposed to help thyroid function.