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Do You Really Need a Vitamin D Supplement?

Researchers analyzing hundreds of studies say vitamin D supplements won’t protect healthy, middle-aged adults from osteoporosis. And even worse, they say the supplements may increase the risk of death from other diseases. But make sure you aren’t deficient in vitamin D before you stop taking the supplement, say Cleveland Clinic bone health experts. “The take-home … Read More

Children and Growth Plates Injuries (Video)

In so many ways, children are more flexible than adults – and this includes their bones. Because their bones haven’t fully hardened and are still growing, children are vulnerable to a unique injury called a growth plate fracture. Growth plates are areas of developing cartilage tissue near the ends of long bones, and these are … Read More

Vitamin D is Crucial for Athletes

Your body needs vitamin D — especially if you are active. Vitamin D has the power to maintain and repair bone.  Plus, vitamin D helps prevent low bone density, osteoporosis and fracture. Vitamin D helps you reach your peak athletic performance by improving strength, speed, endurance, balance and reaction time, explains Cleveland Clinic Sports Health medical … Read More