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The Dynamic Duo: Calcium and Vitamin D

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your need for calcium gets a lot of attention, but your body can't use it without its partner, vitamin D, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Vitamin D3 May Benefit Heart Surgery Patients

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients have low vitamin D levels before and after open heart surgery, but those levels can be restored to normal with supplementation, a new study suggests.

Sunnier Days in Youth May Mean Less Odds of MS Later

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Living in sunnier climes when young might help shield you from multiple sclerosis decades later, new research suggests.

Calcium Supplements Tied to Higher Odds of Colon Polyps

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could the calcium supplement you take to help your bones be harming your colon?

Cow, Soy or Almond: Which 'Milk' Is Best for You?

THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Almond milk, soy milk, rice milk and coconut milk may all offer lactose-free alternatives to cow's milk, but new research suggests that the dairy version remains the most nutritious option.

Low-Carb Diets Boost Risk for Serious Birth Defects

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having a baby? Don't skimp on carbs.

Lack of Vitamin D Can Sideline College Football Players

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 60 percent of college football players have low levels of vitamin D, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Why Women Need Folic Acid

(HealthDay News) -- Folic acid is a form of vitamin B that's important for women, especially those who are pregnant or who could become pregnant.

Having Too Little of This Nutrient Could Harm a Woman's Fertility

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of U.S. women have at least a mild deficiency in the nutrient iodine, and new research suggests it could impair their fertility.

Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests.

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