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Uncertainty in Medicine: An Endocrinologist's Perspective

Uncertainty in Medicine: An Endocrinologist's Perspective

The role of uncertainty in clinical practice, and its implications for physicians, is thoughtfully examined by an endocrinologist in this opinion piece.

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Rates of Vitamin D Deficiency In Children Increase

Rates of Vitamin D Deficiency In Children Increase

Researchers identified a 15-fold increase in diagnoses of vitamin D deficiency in children between 2008 and 2014.

Endocrine Society Responds to Presidential Immigration Order

Endocrine Society Responds to Presidential Immigration Order

The Endocrine Society has pledged to support legal efforts aimed at overturning the president's executive order.

Low Vitamin D May Raise Headache Risk in Men

Low Vitamin D May Raise Headache Risk in Men

Middle-aged men with low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations had a markedly higher risk of frequent headache.

Low Vitamin D Associated With Incident Frailty in Older Women

Low Vitamin D Associated With Incident Frailty in Older Women

For older women, low vitamin D is associated with incident frailty.

Pokemon Go Led to Only Short-Term Increase in Physical Activity

Pokemon Go Led to Only Short-Term Increase in Physical Activity

Pokémon Go provided a slight, short-term boost to adults' physical activity levels, but it didn't last, according to a study published in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

Neonatal Vitamin D Related to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Neonatal Vitamin D Related to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Low levels of neonatal vitamin D may be linked with risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

Further Examination of Link Between Vitamin D, Alzheimer's Disease Risk

Further Examination of Link Between Vitamin D, Alzheimer's Disease Risk

The present findings, in combination with those from prior observational research, provide a solid rationale for further randomized trials.

Acute Respiratory Infections Decreased With High-Dose Vitamin D

Acute Respiratory Infections Decreased With High-Dose Vitamin D

For long-term care facility residents, high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation is associated with reduced incidence of acute respiratory infection but increased incidence of falls.

Researchers Identify Association Between Low Maternal B12 and Higher Leptin

Researchers Identify Association Between Low Maternal B12 and Higher Leptin

Low maternal B12 is associated with higher leptin in cord blood, maternal adipose tissue, and placental tissue.

Community Pharmacists May Help Provide Preventive Care

Community Pharmacists May Help Provide Preventive Care

Community pharmacists are well suited to provide clinical preventive services, including education, screenings, and making referrals.

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