Health Highlights: Aug. 2, 2022​

Dietary supplements: Are you throwing money away? A new Harris/HealthDay poll finds many Americans take them, but a nutritionist says most vitamins and other supplements won’t boost your health. Read more

Black, Hispanic patients less likely to get crucial care after heart attack. A study of more than 87,000 insured patients found that minorities were less likely to undergo angioplasty and stenting, which could greatly prolong their lives. Read more

Biden Administration appoints new head of coordinated response to monkeypox. The White House named Robert Fenton Jr. as coordinator of the effort amid a growing outbreak that has prompted three states to declare public health emergencies. Read more

Eating disorders can begin as early as age 9. Data on nearly 12,000 U.S. children between the ages of 9 and 10 found that 5% had engaged in binge eating. Read more