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2014-07-30 08:33:20

SALT LAKE CITY, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you currently take a vitamin D supplement? New research says you should. A study conducted by USANA Health Sciences, in conjunction with Intermountain Healthcare's The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), found that taking a daily vitamin D supplement is the best way to improve vitamin D levels in the body. The study examined levels of vitamin D in 743 male and female adults throughout the United States, between the ages of 20 and 65....

2014-07-29 16:28:18

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Suntanning Association (ASA) - the nation's largest association of professional suntanning facilities - today issued the following statement about the U.S. Acting Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer: The ASA is committed to promoting responsible UV exposure, both indoor and outdoor, for the millions of Americans who enjoy tanning every year. The Acting Surgeon General is trivializing an important...

2014-07-24 23:14:26

Custom Compounding Centers of America Offers Free Bone Density Screenings for the Public. Kingsport, TN (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 “Osteoporosis, or thinning bones, can result in painful fractures. Risk factors for osteoporosis include aging, being female, low body weight, low sex hormones or menopause, smoking, and some medications. Prevention and treatment include calcium and vitamin D, exercise, and osteoporosis medications. This is something I plead with my patients about on a daily...

2014-07-23 08:31:50

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) found that supplementing with calcium elevates calcium levels too high,(1) putting women at risk for kidney stones, among other health problems. Women close to menopause are commonly told to take supplements containing calcium and vitamin D to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis, to which they are particularly prone. "I would recommend that women determine how much calcium they...

2014-07-01 23:04:24

Kevin McGuire, creator of the iTanSmart suntan app, underwent surgery this month for Basal Cell Carcimona skin cancer. His goal is to spread skin cancer awareness this summer by encouraging iTanSmart app downloads, which will lower the risk of overexposure to the sun among users. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 A few years ago, creator of the iTanSmart app, President of UV Technologies, LLC, Kevin McGuire, began noticing age spots on his face resulting from years of overexposure to...

2014-07-01 09:53:38

UCSF UCSF Study Questions Role of Skin Pigment in Enabling Survival at Higher Latitudes The popular idea that Northern Europeans developed light skin to absorb more UV light so they could make more vitamin D – vital for healthy bones and immune function – is questioned by UC San Francisco researchers in a new study published online in the journal Evolutionary Biology. Ramping up the skin’s capacity to capture UV light to make vitamin D is indeed important, according to a team...

2014-07-01 08:30:28

LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "A cumulative savings of $6.8 billion from 2013 to 2020 in avoidable hospital utilization costs is potentially realizable if all U.S. women over the age of 55 diagnosed with osteoporosis were to use magnesium dietary supplements at preventive intake levels," states a new economic report entitled Smart Prevention--Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements.(1) The report, done by Frost & Sullivan through a...

2014-06-30 16:26:50

First Large-Scale Analysis of Protective Role of Vitamin D in Elderly NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A vitamin D boost may prevent early death from heart disease and cancer, according to a large scale study by Mount Sinai and a consortium of international collaborators, published online in the June issue of BMJ. Analysis of pooled data by Paolo Boffetta, MD, Director of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology and Associate Director for Population Sciences of...

2014-06-28 09:41:35

The Lancet New genetic research provides compelling evidence that low levels of vitamin D have a causal role in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension). The findings, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, suggest that vitamin D supplementation could be effective in combating some cases of hypertension. "In view of the costs and side effects associated with antihypertensive drugs, the potential to prevent or reduce blood pressure and therefore the risk of...

2014-06-24 10:08:51

Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves the metabolic profile of pregnant women with gestational diabetes. The research is by Dr Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, and colleagues. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a pregnancy complication, is characterized by carbohydrate intolerance and metabolic disorders....


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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