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Best Beverages for Your Kids to Drink in Hot Weather

Tags: calcium, dehydration, diet, drinks, summer safety, vitamin D

Whether your child is dripping with sweat from playing tag in the hot sun or from playing basketball in the gym, it's critical for moms and dads to make sure their youngsters drink enough fluids in the summertime.

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Brain Pacemakers, Vaccine Ethics and Other News of the Week

Tags: cleveland clinic in the news, gluten, gluten-free, news, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, vaccines, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

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.


Are You Taking Too Much Calcium, A or D?

Tags: calcium, healthy diet, vitamin a, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency, vitamins and supplements

We take vitamins and minerals for our health, but taking doses that are too high may have the opposite effect! It's especially important to stay within recommended doses for calcium, and vitamins A and D.

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Do You Really Need to Take Vitamin D Supplements?

Tags: breastfeeding, calcium, geriatric, geriatric health, kidney disease, osteoporosis, parathyroid disorders, pregnancy, steroids, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

What should you make of recent research showing no benefit to taking vitamin D supplements to prevent osteoporosis? Our bone health experts advise you to check with your doctor before you stop.

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‘Sunshine Vitamin’ Holds Promise for MS Patients

Tags: MS, multiple sclerosis, research, study, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

A new study suggests that vitamin D levels for patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis strongly predict the severity of the incurable disease and how quickly it progresses.


Do You Really Need a Vitamin D Supplement?

Tags: bone mineral density (BMD), broken bone, fractures, osteoporosis, supplements, vitamin D

A new study says that taking vitamin D supplements for protection against osteoporosis isn’t necessary for most healthy adults. But here’s why many should still take them.

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5 Osteoporosis Assumptions: Myth or Fact?

Tags: bone density, Bone loss, calcium, exercise, myths, osteoporosis, vitamin D

Sadly, the first time many people think about osteoporosis is after their first bone fracture. The more you know about this disease of weakened bones, the better you can prevent it.


6 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

Tags: diet, exercise, healthy diet, skin care, vitamin D

Summer isn’t endless — but before you bid farewell to the season, try these healthy activities. Best of all, you can do them into fall, too.

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7 Tips for Healthy Bones

Tags: calcium, diet, exercise, osteopenia, osteoporosis, vitamin D

You can take steps to halt the “thinning” of your bones, called osteopenia, and prevent osteoporosis.

Milk, eggs, cheese and mushrooms are good sources of vitamin D to help bones

Vitamin D: Great for Bones But Not Pain Relief

Tags: bone health, knee injury, knee pain, osteoarthritis, vitamin D

A new study finds that vitamin D supplements don’t relieve knee pain from osteoarthritis or limit cartilage loss. But the vitamin still provides a great ‘D’-fense for bone health.