The number of kids with vitamin D deficiency is alarming – and the number is going up. Find out how your child can get enough of this crucial nutrient.
Fatigue can signal anemia, diabetes, hypothyroidism or hepatitis C. But once your doctor rules out major medical causes of fatigue, it’s time to consider hidden ones. Consider these seven common causes.
We all know that getting too much sun can be harmful to your health. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun is a major risk factor for most skin cancers. But if you’re an older adult, sunlight – in the right amount – may provide health benefits too, a recent study says. Sunlight causes … Read More
Although osteoporosis overwhelmingly affects women, it’s not just a female problem. Osteoporosis affects more than half of U.S. adults, about a quarter of whom are men, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). About 10 million U.S. adults have osteoporosis, the NOF reports. Another nearly 43 million U.S. adults – half of them men – have low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a disease in … Read More
Let’s be clear right from the start. No matter what color your skin is, if you’re exposed to the sun, there’s a possibility that you can get skin cancer. “Darker skin tends to have more of a pigment called melanin to protect from the sun’s harmful rays,” says dermatologist Angela Kyei, MD. “That doesn’t mean … Read More
Sellers of vitamin D claim the nutrient can lower your blood pressure. But don’t believe the hype. Despite claims from the nutrition industry and non-medical personnel about vitamin D’s ability to lower blood pressure, no quality scientific study can confirm these benefits. There are many other claims about the benefits of Vitamin D for heart … Read More
If you drink milk to keep your bones strong, there’s good logic in it. Milk and dairy products are concentrated calcium sources, and we know calcium fortifies bones and prevents osteoporosis. However, a recent study suggests that while some milk may be good, more is not better. In fact, too much milk may be bad … Read More
Maintaining a healthy diet is important throughout our lives. But as we get older, the onset of medical conditions and lifestyle changes can lead to the need to adjust our eating habits. As we age, health concerns may revolve around our memory, our safety and our ability to take care of ourselves. One easy way we can … Read More
Doctors have long suspected that healthy vitamin D levels may help combat cancer. Now, a new study finds that people with higher levels of vitamin D who are diagnosed with cancer tend to have better survival rates — especially those diagnosed with breast cancer, colon cancer or lymphoma. They also typically remain in remission longer than patients … Read More
Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss. Salt: dash or slash? We all need to cut back on our sodium intake, right? A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting … Read More