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can you tell me how could vitamin d help to maintain strong bones helping to prevent the development of osteoporosis?

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Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
One of: The factors to maintain bone health, also balance of re-absorption and build-up, as well as calcium. D is a required co-factor of bone build up.

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Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
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Yes: Building healthy bones & teeth. While your bones provide an abundant supply of calcium for your developing baby, you can insure you're not depleted of this vital mineral by taking 1500mg of calcium and 400 units of vitamin d daily while pregnant and breastfeeding too. While many prenatal vitamins contain the later, they often don't have enough calcium. Dairy products or a supplement will suffice.
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I suffer from kidney stones. Besides drinking orange juice, how can I help prevent them during my next pregnancy?

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Ask urologist: If your stones are a particular kind then you can modify your diet. Drink plenty of water with the next pregnancy.
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My baby is getting frequent ear infections. Is there any way to help prevent them?

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Dr. Kathleen Forcier
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Yes: Frequent ear infections are not only frustrating but can potentially affect language development. Breastfeeding, decreasing pacifier use, and giving your child the pneumococcal vaccine can all help prevent ear infections. Kids under 2 years old who have more than 3 ear infections in 6 months or more than 4 in 12 months may need to see an ear, nose and throat specialist.
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Are there safe herbal supplements that can boost my immune system and prevent bacterial infections?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
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None which work: Many popular supplements claim to boost the immune system. However scientific testing does not show they they actually work in people eating balanced diet. Oddly enough, taking too much of some supplements can actually weaken the immune system (ex. Zinc) washing your hands, eating well, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep is the best way to boost your immune system.
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Does a daily aspirin work to prevent heart attacks?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Studies have show that it helps just as does brushing and flossing teeth every night before bed!

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