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Scientists Fear Many Are Underexposed to Vitamin D

Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Dr. Robert Heaney, professor of internal medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine, says 40 percent of his patients get too little vitamin D. He fears the condition could result in health problems as people age. That corresponds with the 40 percent of Americans and more than 500 million worldwide who get too little vitamin D to stay healthy, according to the World Health Organization.… continue reading

The facts on cancer

Monday, April 7, 2008
Cancer is not a new word; in fact it is a word that people hear very often. At least one in four Canadians develop cancer during their lifetime. The most common cancers include lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate and skin cancer.… continue reading

Don’t worry, be healthy

Monday, April 7, 2008
By SHANNON BROWNLEE Washington Post Felt a little short of breath the other day, walking up a hill. Uh-oh. A nugget of worry lodged for a moment in my mind. At 50-something, I’m in decent enough shape. I don’t smoke. I walk several miles most days, and I can still beat my 40-something friend at tennis.… continue reading

After cancer scare, man develops natural sunblock

Monday, April 7, 2008
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — They say good things can come from adversity. That seems to be the case for Peter Zahner, who developed a line of natural sunscreen after a bout with basal cell carcinoma. A Bonita Springs resident and native of Switzerland, Zahner became somewhat of a self-educated expert on sunscreens in the years after his diagnosis.… continue reading

Many kids, adults lack vitamin D

Monday, April 7, 2008
Diana Washington Valdez Texas native Dr. James E. Dowd saw a patient several years ago who had a bad case of arthritis and also experienced extreme fatigue. After running tests on her, he became baffled when it showed she had practically no vitamin D in her system.… continue reading

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