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Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Kidney Stones?

Posted 23 Jul 2015 by

-- Kidney stones are deposits, most often made of calcium, that form in the kidneys and can be very painful to pass. The American Academy of Family Physicians says risk factors include: Drinking too little water. Having family members who have had kidney stones. Eating a low-fiber, high-salt and high-protein diet. Getting insufficient exercise. Taking certain medications. Being male. Being aged 20 to 70. Read more

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Little Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity, Study Says

Posted 6 May 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 – The risk for developing vitamin D toxicity is rare, researchers have found. With vitamin D supplementation on the rise, investigators set out to assess the odds of developing dangerously high blood calcium levels. "The evidence is clear that vitamin D toxicity is one of the rarest medical conditions and is typically due to intentional or inadvertent intake of extremely high doses," Dr. Michael Holick wrote in an editorial in the May issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Holick, of Boston University School of Medicine, was not involved in the study. Vitamin D is often recommended to improve or protect bone health, and there are indications it may also help prevent cancer, diabetes, and/or heart disease, the researchers noted. Apart from supplements, natural sources of vitamin D include oily fish (mackerel and salmon), fortified milk, and sunlight. The upper ... Read more

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