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High Blood Pressure – On the Sunny Side of the Street

Monday, April 16, 2007
By Jessica Cander It is one of those situations where, after examining the facts, you almost feel like you are caught between a rock and a hard spot. Or perhaps better yet between the shade and the sun. For many years now the public has been cautioned against excess amounts of sun exposure.… continue reading

A look at skin cancer treatments

Thursday, April 5, 2007
Skin cancer today can be treated in a variety of ways, Dr. Mary Hurley says. “You don’t necessarily have to go under the knife.” Creams and freezing Freezing works for many skin cancers. The downside, though, is that only the ones that can be seen can be treated.… continue reading

So can sunshine beat heart disease?

Wednesday, April 4, 2007
By JEROME BURNE All through winter, your vitamin D stores will have been declining, and by now you will have a fraction of what you need – not just for strong bones but to fight off a range of diseases, including cancer, heart disease and infections.… continue reading

Vitamin D deficiency makes a comeback

Thursday, March 29, 2007
Joannie Dobbs & Alan Titchenal Around 1900, vitamin D deficiency reached almost epidemic proportions. Here we are, a century later, and vitamin D researchers are again sounding the alarm. The reasons are different and the consequences seemingly less extreme, but the number of people affected is extensive.… continue reading

Sunscreen has dark side, blocking crucial vitamin D

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
By reporter Chris Zdeb based on Q and A with registered dietician Loreen Wales. Chris Zdeb, CanWest News Service EDMONTON – Q: Sunblock saves our skin, but does it deprive our bodies of vitamin D at the same time? A: Casually exposing your face and arms to the sun during peak hours for 10 minutes synthesizes 10,000 (IU) international units of vitamin D, which is pretty impressive when you consider the daily recommendations are 200 (IU) for adults 19 to 50 years of age and 400 (IU) for anybody 50-plus.… continue reading

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