Items Tagged ‘vitamin D deficiency’

Ask the Doctors - If I get enough Vitamin D, do I need the supplements?

April 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – If I get enough Vitamin D, do I need the supplements?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Should I take large doses of Vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis? This is an excellent question.  Vitamin D appears to be a wonder vitamin in regard to health.  For whatever ails you, it seems, vitamin D is the cure. Vitamin D is so crucial for healthy bones that deficiencies in children lead to […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, bone health, calcium, cancer, Dr. Robert Ashley, fracture risk, heart attacks, osteoporosis, vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency


Thorough checkup, thorough care

July 21, 2017

Thorough checkup, thorough care

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My doctor actually cared enough to improve my neurological situation, which is really nice,” says Latisia Keahey, who moved to Los Angeles recently and was pleasantly surprised by the care and attention she received at UCLA Health. “I have a history of myoclonic epilepsy, and instead of just giving me the same medicines that I’ve […]

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Pourshalimi, featured, medicines, myoclonic epilepsy, neurological, patient stories, vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency


Doctors may know less about Vitamin D than they’re telling you

April 25, 2016

Doctors may know less about Vitamin D than they’re telling you

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

When it comes to Vitamin D, doctors seem to be unreasonably certain about its benefits.   In a study published online recently in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, UCLA researchers found that physicians conveyed with certainty to their patients a host of information about the vitamin, including its benefits, the risks of deficiency, optimal […]

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Tags: Dr. Derjung M. Tarn, Enrique Rivero, media, supplements, vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency