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The Latest Guidelines on Preventing Falls in Older Adults

In a surprise shift, the United States Protective Services Task Force (Task Force) which traditionally makes scientifically-based recommendations for preventing or treating specific diseases,  recommended exercise and vitamin D supplements to prevent falls in the elderly. This is a timely recommendation because Medicare will soon cover annual health risk assessment visits and customized prevention plans. So, now these […]

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The IOM Got It Wrong About Vitamin D

Last week the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) recommended that we not increase our calcium intake to what was recommended a decade ago and modestly double our intake of Vitamin D (to between 400 and 600 IU of Vitamin D). From personal experience, merely doubling my intake of Vitamin D didn’t do much to my low blood level of […]

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