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Vitamin D and Bone Health Parts 1 (Video 14 mins) & 2 (Video 13 mins)

Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Streeten, an endocrinologist, medical geneticist and director of the bone and mineral health program at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she is co-director of the Adult Genetics Clinic. Dr. Streeten is also an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Overview:?Vitamin D plays an important role in protecting our bones and many vital organs. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other serious health problems. In this program, we discuss the role of Vitamin D in protecting us from disease. In part-two, you will learn the latest in diagnosing and treating osteoporosis.

Part One:
     What is Vitamin D
     Role of Sun exposure for Vitamin D
     Risks from Vitamin D deficiency
     Foods with Vitamin D
     Sunscreen vs. vitamin D needs
     Vitamin Supplements
     Illnesses associated with Vitamin D deficiency

Part Two:
     Osteoporosis
     Risk factors
     Symptoms
     Common fracture sites
     Bone density scans
     Osteoporosis medicines
     Osteoporosis prevention
     Osteopenia
     Calcium: Food sources and supplements

Click here to view these videos on the UMM website


 
 D-Lightful Vitamin D: Bone & Muscle Health and Prevention of Autoimmune and Chronic Diseases (Video 58 mins)

In this program, Michael Holick, PhD, MD, discusses vitamin D relating to bone and muscle health and the prevention of autoimmune and chronic diseases. Dr Holick if Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine.

Click here to view this video on the UCSD website