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Vitamin D

WATCH: Is There A Danger In Taking Too Many Vitamins?, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

Should you be taking vitamin supplements? If so, which ones? Dr. Nancy Snyderman, health expert, joined me to discuss the benefits and potential dang...

Magnesium Is Crucial for Bones

Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D.

Most people think that calcium is the most important factor in bone health. However, it's not well known that magnesium is necessary to convert vitamin D into its active form so that it can turn on calcium absorption.

The Importance of Milk: You Can Easily Take It for Granted

Michael Zacka | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

We will see surging demand for milk as emerging middle-class families in China, India, Vietnam, Kenya and elsewhere have the ability to improve their family diets -- and the way these emerging middle-class families will consume milk is different.

My 13 Healing Habits

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Sandy Henson Corso

Ever since telling about my road to healing I have been inundated with emails from people wanting to heal themselves and wanting to know what I recomm...

Getting Ahead of the Vitamin D Revolution Curve

Bill Sardi | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Bill Sardi

No question, doctors and patients are now joining the vitamin D revolution in large numbers. More and more doctors are ordering tests to determine vitamin D blood levels and more patients are reading about the positive benefits of vitamin D in news reports.

The Benefits Of Outdoor Exercise

Stacy Berman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Berman

Spring is a perfect time to escape from the gym so you never have to sit on a sweaty machine again. Exercising outdoors is challenging, saves time, and studies are finding that it can actually make you feel better.

Painkiller From The Sky? Sunshine Vitamin May Help Older People With Chronic Pain

Mel Walsh | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Mel Walsh

Though experts currently have differing opinions about sun exposure, one thing is clear and can be acted upon today: If you have unexplained or unrelieved muscle or bone pain, you may want to talk to your doc about testing your vitamin D level.

Healthy Lifestyle Primer For Dummies

Penny Love | Posted 06.09.2012 | Women
Penny Love

Should you get the flu vaccine? Maybe you've been called a Cougar and are pondering Botox (Kathie Lee's looks pretty good). How about the life-lengthening benefits of drinking wine?

Vitamin D May Reduce Breast Cancer In Black Women

Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices

While previous studies have suggested that vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may even be able to stop breast canc...

Dicken's 'Tiny Tim' Gets Surprising 21st Century Diagnosis

Posted 03.06.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/05/2012 04:09 PM EST on LiveScience Plucky, ailing Tiny Tim is one of the most end...

Catherine Pearson

A Natural Cure For Menstrual Cramps? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living

At least half of reproductive-age women cope with regular menstrual cramps -- one of the main reasons why young women miss work and school. But no...

Should Women Take Calcium And Vitamin D Or Not?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

One of my patients recently brought in a mainstream magazine piece that cited an article from a medical journal regarding calcium increasing risk for heart attacks.

4 Foods For Healthier Skin

Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living

By Kristin Kirkpatrick, R.D. for If you're reading this, you're probably low in vitamin D. That's because research shows the major...

My Story: Vitamin D And Cancer Treatment

Ginny Fraser | Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Ginny Fraser

As someone who has had melanoma, the sun has been significant in my life since my diagnosis and recovery. In other words, I've avoided it. But it now seems that might not have been entirely wise as it has deprived my system of Vitamin D, which is being increasingly heralded as powerful in cancer prevention and treatment.

SIDS And Vitamin D Deficiency: What's The Link?

Posted 03.27.2012 | Black Voices

As researchers and parenting groups continue to measure the effectiveness of recent guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndr...

Large Review Examines Link Between Extra Vitamin D And Cancer, Fractures

Reuters | Frederik Joelving | Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living

By Frederik Joelving NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Extra vitamin D and calcium may offer some protection against fractures in elderly peop...

5 Ways To Sleep Better | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty

If you ever spend a night tossing and turning, it may not surprise you that two out of three women have trouble sleeping. And even though studies have...

Shorter Days Shortchange Your Sunshine Vitamin

Penny Love | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

I'm going to diagnose myself as a sufferer of early onset seasonal affective disorder. Early onset as in early in the day. Several times this week I've had to stop myself from climbing into my pajamas at 7 p.m.

Is It Time To Stop Taking A Multivitamin?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A multivitamin is very, very unlikely to kill anyone. If there is risk attached to the use of such supplements, it is very small. But there may be some risk -- and there is no reliable indication of benefit.

Pale People May Be Lacking This Nutrient, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.04.2011 | Healthy Living

If your skin is super pale, you're already well aware of your must-have items: sunscreen with a high SPF, and a hat (for shade). But a new study sugge...

What It Means to Be 50 and a Woman in America in 2011: A Birthday Message to President Obama

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Once we hit 50, we understand life is not unlimited, so maybe now's the time to clarify our priorities. I can only assume that President Obama and his team have been thinking about and planning his legacy for quite some time. Is he on the right track?

Subway Debuts 'Healthy' New Bread

Posted 10.02.2011 | Home

Subway, the world's biggest food chain by the number of outlets, has just announced plans to start adding vitamin D and calcium to the bread it uses i...

A Healthy Medium: How To Get The Right Amount Of Sunlight

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 09.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

But has the case against sun exposure been taken perhaps a bit too far? I certainly think so. With the rise of "sun-o-phobia" what's gotten lost in the shuffle is the fact that there are actual benefits to sun exposure in limited doses.

What Are The Nutrition Needs For Your Age? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.15.2011 | Healthy Living

As we get older, nutrition rules change -- or at least get stricter. Some vitamins, such as B12, become even more important with time. But at what...

Health News Week In Review

Dr. Andrew Lange | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Lange

Week of June 10, 2011 This week we look at bacteria resistant to antibiotics and how you can protect yourself, AIDS at 30 years, changing brain ce...