Latest Michael Holick Stories

2014-12-16 16:26:26

GrassrootsHealth asked some of the world's leading experts to answer questions about "The Sunshine Vitamin" and other benefits of UV light. ENCINITAS, Calif., Dec.

2010-05-09 06:55:00

A new study suggests that fortified varieties of orange juice can help the body's vitamin D levels go up - just as effectively as the supplement itself.

2009-01-22 09:20:08

A researcher from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has determined that a 9-month old infant who was admitted to a local Boston hospital with seizures and a bulging soft spot was actually suffering from rickets caused by vitamin D deficiency.

2008-06-30 21:01:25

By Lisa Rosetta, Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY - With summer's full-strength sun overhead, people are slathering on sunscreen and ducking indoors for protection - as they should be, most dermatologists would say. But at least one doctor says to let in the sunshine.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.