Chromosome Ends and Diseases of Aging UCSF Professor Elizabeth Blackburn explores the effects of aging on a cellular level. Series: Osher Lifelong Learning Presents [7/2008] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 14535]
Dr. Deming - The 5 Deadly Diseases 1984 in 1984 Dr. Deming foresaw the current economic crisis and the cause. Take a look at this video and you will learn of the "5 Deadly Diseases" that are at the heart of the problem. Dr. Deming said, "A Transformation must take place in American industry or it will continue on the decline until the style of American management changes...and they don't know what to do. 98% don't know there is a problem or there is anything they can do."
Baba Ramdev -Yoga for Heart Diseases (Hriday Rog Ke Liye) Heart disease is a problem of modern times.Improper lifestyle, faulty diet and negative thinking play an important part in triggering heart disease. Vedic wisdom in Yoga lays emphasis on four aspects that have a direct bearing on health - Aachaar, Vichaar, Vyavahaar and Aahaar. Any imbalance in any of these four aspects proves detrimental to our health. Mental relaxation through meditation and Yoga contributes immensely in offsetting arteriosclerosis. Click to watch more Baba Ramdev Videos
Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Can vitamin D help prevent certain cancers and other diseases such as type 1 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain autoimmune and chronic diseases? To answer these questions and more, UCSD School of Medicine and GrassrootsHealth bring you this innovative series on vitamin D deficiency. Join nationally recognized experts as they discuss the latest research and its implications. In this program, David Sane, MD, discusses the prevention of cardiovascular disease through vitamin D. Series: Vitamin D Deficiency - Treatment and Diagnosis [3/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 15772]
Stop Gum & Periodontal Disease, Avoid Gum Surgery, Protect Your Heart, Dr Schwartz - Scottsdale AZ Did you know You have more bacteria in your mouth, then there are people on the entire planet! ... Over 6 BILLION. That 4 out of 5 people over 35 have problems with gum disease? When you kiss someone with gum disease they pass their harmful bacteria on to you? When you bite off food for a child you pass your harmful bacteria on to your child? Research has established associations between oral bacteria and systemic diseases including: Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Respiratory Disease, Blood Clots and Strokes, Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies, Alzheimers Disease The theories linking oral bacteria to other diseases explain that the mouth may be a portal for bacteria to spread to the rest of your body. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth If you have been diagnosed with gum disease for example, pathogenic bacteria are likely forming colonies that cause localized inflammation and damage in your gum tissue. Those bacteria may enter the blood stream through small ulcers in your gum tissue. Our office is certified as a PerioProtect Solution provider. The Perio Tray is a medical device cleared by the FDA and intended to be used to place solutions of the clinician's choice into gingival crevices or periodontal pockets, the spaces that ...
Dr Whiting on Heart Disease and Oral Chelation (CLICK HERE) In spite of dozens of drugs and numerous surgical procedures, heart disease is still the number one cause of death in most industrialized nations. While there are many forms of possible heart disease, the heart attack is the most common and most feared. Heart attacks can also come as a result of several causes, but the most common cause is the slow and steady blockage of arterial blood flow leading away from the heart. This narrowing of the arteries is called atherosclerosis. In theory, if we could reduce or remove the amount of atheroscl*** plaque, we could prevent the majority of heart attacks. This can now be done, in most cases, by safe, all-natural means. The American Dietetics Association has been telling us for decades, that the major cause of heart disease is the high saturated fat diet. This concept has prevented millions of people from preventing heart disease by diverting their attention to a factor that is minimal in the heart disease process. Diet does play a major role in the pathology of heart disease, but its not the saturated fats that are the culprit but rather the oxidized, rancid vegetable oils consumed in extremely high amounts that have led us to the heart disease epidemic. If you wish to follow a truly heart health diet, consider eliminating as many vegetable oils from your diet except for olive oil, which is actually heart healthy. Olive oil is monounsaturated and as such does not oxidize and form free ...
Heart Disease Video Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart diseases include coronary heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, ischaemic (ischemic) heart disease, peripheral artery disease and can lead to heart attacks and stroke. Dr. Dahlman's video explains how heart disease can be prevented or reversed with a proper diet, but only managed with heart disease medications.
The Male Disease The Male Disease in the book When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops by George Carlin
Salmon Farm Diseases and Sockeye There is evidence that disease from the 70+ salmon farms on the migration route of Fraser sockeye represents the perhaps the biggest threat to our wild fish.This film illustrates the basic dynamics of salmon migration routes, diseases in farms and our governments role in the depletion of our most precious resource. produced by volunteer efforts. For more films visit . For Information on how to participate visit :
Warning Signs of Heart Disease & Heart Attack / Educational Video Preventing Heart Disease and Heart Attack Educational Video. US Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs; Item #56-042N, September 2001; The dramatic, moving stories of three heart attack survivors and their families illustrate the importance of heeding heart attack warning signs and seeking medical care quickly. They vividly convey how a real heart attack may differ from the stereotypical "movie heart attack" and how getting immediate treatment can save lives. The warm and sympathetic narration by an emergency department physician explains what a heart attack is, the treatments that can save lives if given quickly, why many heart attack victims delay seeking care, and how to make a heart attack survival plan. Useful for health fairs, medical waiting rooms, community groups, and home viewing. Producer: National Institutes of Health; Keywords: hhs.gov; public_safety; Creative Commons license: Public Domain. Heart Attack Warning Signs. A heart attack is a frightening event, and you probably don't want to think about it. But, if you learn the signs of a heart attack and what steps to take, you can save a life--maybe your own. What are the signs of a heart attack? Many people think a heart attack is sudden and intense, like a "movie" heart attack, where a person clutches his or her chest and falls over. The truth is that many heart attacks start slowly, as a mild pain or ...
Mono: The Makeout Disease (College Health Guru) Here are the basics on the condition, and how getting it affects your college health. Check out more at ?YT
Breakthroughs in Imaging Neurovascular Diseases Google Tech Talk September 16, 2010 Breakthroughs in Imaging Neurovascular Diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis: Technical Aspects, Clinical Ramifications, and Understanding the Etiology of the Disease. Presented by Dr. E. Mark Haacke. ABSTRACT Magnetic Resonance Imaging has long been an important diagnostic tool for Multiple Sclerosis. Recent developments linking MS to venous malformations have highlighted the use of advanced techniques for imaging iron deposits and blood flow. We introduce here a number of new technical image acquisition and image processing concepts whose application may well extend into other diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Finally, the development and data mining of worldwide data in specific diseases will also be discussed. ABOUT THE AUTHOR E. Mark Haacke is a world renown MRI researcher at Wayne State University. He won the Gold Medal in Kyoto in 2004 for his work on Susceptibility Weighted Imaging and Education. He is the past president of two MRI societies and has just formed "The International Society for Neurovascular Disease". For the last 30 years, Dr. Haacke has focused on the physics and mathematics associated with the technical development of new imaging methods and their clinical applications.
How Bacteria Cause Disease Join Warren Levinson to learn about the various agents that cause infectious diseases: bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and worms, with a focus on how bacteria are transmitted and cause disease, and how exotoxins and endotoxins cause symptoms of disease. Series: "UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public" [2/2007] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 12104]
Gary Taubes on Carbohydrates and Degenerative Diseases Gary Taubes in a response to questions related to refined carbohydrate consumption and their effects on degenerative diseases such as cancer, Alzheimers and heart disease. For more information visit: . To purchase this interview in full, visit: .
Preventing Illnesses and Diseases with Vitamin C Vitamin C - The Most Essential Nutrient Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) is a vitamin only because it is a nutrient essential for life that is not manufactured in the body and must be obtained from outside sources. Every living thing on this planet except primates (Including man) and guinea pigs produce their own Vitamin C internally, do not require it in their diet, and do not suffer from a host of diseases and maladies caused by Vitamin C deficiencies. Vitamin C is manufactured internally from glucose by a four-step process, each requiring a specific enzyme. Humans have the first three enzymes but the fourth is damaged and non functional apparently from a genetic mutation that occurred in our distant ancestors. It seems that we really have a species wide genetic disease. Perhaps fixing this genetic defect should be a primary goal for the genetic engineers of this century. There is a fifth step in vitamin C cycle, the conversion of ascorbic acid into mineral ascorbates in the liver. The price of vitamin C deficiency is staggering. Mammals with the enzyme can live 8-10 times their maturity age. Mammals without it have a hard time living to 3-4 times their maturity age. Therefore, if humans had the gene to make their own vitamin C, the human life span could be more like 300 years. Humans have cardiovascular disease and arthritis while other mammals do not. Humans are also more susceptible to viruses and infections than animals with their own vitamin C. What ...
Harry Enfield - Frightening Diseases of the Mind Mr. Cholmondley-Warner and Grayson demonstrate various madnesses. From Harry Enfield and Chums.
Baba Ramdev -Yoga for Eye Diseases (Netra Rogon Ke Liye) Your eyes are often called the windows to your soul. The only time this organ gets rest is when we sleep. We work our eye muscles all the time, yet fail to exercise them. Here, Baba Ramdev shows some easy ways to exercise your eyes and keep them healthy. Also, some home remedies to soothe and lubricate tired eyes are mentioned in this video. Yoga helps to strengthen vision, relax and tone eye muscles and alleviate stress. Click to watch more Baba Ramdev Videos.
VVH-TV News -- Lyme Disease: Medical Nightmare (Part 1) Lyme disease -- it has become epidemic on Long Island and much of the New York Metropolitan Area, indeed across the United States. But as bad as the illness has become, so has treatment for it -- health insurers have discouraged long-term treatment for what is often a long-term illness. Suffolk County Long Island Legislator Edward Romaine recently held a public meeting on Lyme disease. Eva Haughie, President, Empire State Lyme Disease Association. She has had Lyme disease for nearly 20 years. Her association is based in Manorville. Dr. Joseph Burrascano, East Hampton, New York He is a pioneer in the treatment of Lyme disease. And because of the push by medical insurers to only cover short-term treatment -- two, three or four weeks of antibiotics -- and Dr. Burrascano having developed a protocol for treating the many people who are not cured in the short-term but have chronic Lyme disease, he ended up being attacked. But he came through it and is regarded as a major leader in the field. Staci Grodin, Co-Founder and President, Turn the Corner Foundation. A Lyme Diseases victim, her Turn the Corner Foundation has raised over $2 million and funded important Lyme disease research. Sandy Berenbaum, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Brewster, New York. She has specialized with working with those with chronic Lyme disease. Her accounts were most poignant, and her explanation of why health insurers balk at providing compensation for long-term treatment most illuminating. Diane ...
Lung Disease: Pulmonary Fibrosis View more videos at: HSC 245 - Learn about pulmonary fibrosis, a set of diseases that cause progressive scarring inside the lungs. Over time the lungs are slowly replaced with scar tissue, which causes airways to restrict airflow, making it difficult to breath and to get enough oxygen. Doctors, patients and researchers are hoping clinical trials will lead to a drug that prevents lung function from worsening ultimately allowing patients to live longer.
A Practical Computer Program that Diagnoses Diseases in Actu Google Tech Talk April 23, 2009 ABSTRACT A Practical Computer Program that Diagnoses Diseases in Actual Patients, presented by Carlos Feder. Several so called "computer medical diagnosis programs" have been devised. We had a chance to review Internist, Quick Medical Reference (QMR), DXplain, Iliad, Gideon, Isabel, and others; some are no longer available. All this systems evoke a typically long differential diagnosis list, based on patient's symptoms, providing an excellent reminder of unusual diagnoses; however, they are unable to pinpoint the actual disease or diseases that indeed afflict a specific patient. Consequently, they are considered rather teaching or training tools for medical students or inexperienced physicians, as admitted by some of the program authors; for this reason and being quite time consuming to consult, these programs are poorly accepted and used by practicing health care providers. Our novel diagnostic system overcomes the drawbacks of existing programs, emulating as close as possible the natural reasoning of human clinicians. The core of our system is the novel mini-max procedure that computes the probability of each potential diagnosis more accurately than Bayes formula, Bayesian networks, and other similar methods; the system also diagnoses concurrent diseases that simultaneously afflict a single patient. Mini-max procedure enables to determine probabilistically and recommend at each diagnostic step the best cost-benefit clinical data next to ...
Genomics and Infectious Diseases UC San Francisco presents Mini Medical School. In this edition, Joe DeRisi, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at UCSF, explores the need to detect and contain diseases quickly. Learn about the hunt for emerging viruses such as SARS, the characterization of the malaria parasite, and how this work can translate into new drugs and vaccines. Series: "UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public" [11/2006] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 11801]
Frank Zappa - Imaginary Diseases This is from the live album "imaginary diseases".
Baba Ramdev -Yoga for Kidney Diseases (Kidney Ke Liye) Insufficient water intake, irregular food habits, ingestion of acidic foods, frequent cases of diabetes and inappropriate pressure on the liver and kidneys due to intake of allopathic medicines takes a toll on these vital organs. As a result of this, millions are aflicted by a variety of kidney disorders. A miraculous treatment through yoga, pranayam and simple home remedies, which not only cures but also acts as a preventive to all these maladies, has been outlined by Swami Ramdev-ji in this video. Click to watch more Baba Ramdev Videos.
Management of Autoimmune Liver Diseases This program from UCSF is part of an annual update for physicians who care for liver failure/transplant patients. UCSF is a national leader in abdominal organ transplant programs. This program covers the current therapies for autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis and others. Series: "UCSF Transplant Update" [2/2008] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 14084]
Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health Stanford Professor Lucy Shapiro is renowned for her contributions to the fields of developmental biology, molecular biology, and genetics. She discusses how antibiotics are becoming ineffective because bacteria have many ways of acquiring drug resistance. Development of new antibiotics cannot keep pace in this biological arms race. Confounding this problem, there is an increase in prevalent infectious diseases around the world due to overpopulation, globalization, and urbanization. We are rapidly reaching a critical stage in this global threat that has both economic and political implications. Series: UC Berkeley Graduate Council Lectures [6/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 16422]
Baba Ramdev -Yoga for Psoriasis- Skin Diseases (English) Click to watch more Baba Ramdev Videos.
Top 10 Weirdest Diseases In which Hank celebrates the passage of health care reform by discussing the weridest diseases he could discover. And there are some WEIRD ones/
Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Cure, Treatment, Medicine Natural Medicine Leads to Real Cures In contrast, the philosophy of natural medicine holds that a weakened immune system (and along with other weakened bodily systems) is the reason foreign invaders can thrive, producing symptoms and diseases. Most of us are taught that we need to go to medical doctors when we get sick. What we aren't taught is that the real doctor is already within us as the innate wisdom of the body. This is the difference between conventional allopathic systems and natural holistic medicine systems. The philosophy of natural medicine is that, given the right conditions, the body will heal itself. Whereas the allopathic model tries to control defective body systems through drug intervention, or kill foreign invaders with antibiotics, natural medicine rarely includes toxic agents. Instead, herbs, homeopathic remedies and other non-invasive therapies are used. These techniques harmoniously help facilitate the repair and strengthening of bodily systems (especially the immune system, which can then properly fight foreign invaders), or help to destroy offending pathogens without toxic side effects. The goal of natural medicine is to figure out why systems have weakened and then repair them, which results in healing. Allopathic Medicine—Symptom/Disease Management The allopathic medical philosophy taught at most medical schools, and practiced by the majority of medical doctors, relies on the concept of identifying diseases or symptoms, and ...
Cannabis Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases A brief layman's discussion on the benefits of cannabis for cancer and auto immunity
VVH-TV News -- Lyme Disease: Medical Nightmare (Part 2) Lyme disease -- it has become epidemic on Long Island and much of the New York Metropolitan Area, indeed across the United States. But as bad as the illness has become, so has treatment for it -- health insurers have discouraged long-term treatment for what is often a long-term illness. Suffolk County Long Island Legislator Edward Romaine recently held a public meeting on Lyme disease. Eva Haughie, President, Empire State Lyme Disease Association. She has had Lyme disease for nearly 20 years. Her association is based in Manorville. Dr. Joseph Burrascano, East Hampton, New York He is a pioneer in the treatment of Lyme disease. And because of the push by medical insurers to only cover short-term treatment -- two, three or four weeks of antibiotics -- and Dr. Burrascano having developed a protocol for treating the many people who are not cured in the short-term but have chronic Lyme disease, he ended up being attacked. But he came through it and is regarded as a major leader in the field. Staci Grodin, Co-Founder and President, Turn the Corner Foundation. A Lyme Diseases victim, her Turn the Corner Foundation has raised over $2 million and funded important Lyme disease research. Sandy Berenbaum, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Brewster, New York. She has specialized with working with those with chronic Lyme disease. Her accounts were most poignant, and her explanation of why health insurers balk at providing compensation for long-term treatment most illuminating. Diane ...
Vitamin D and Prevention of Chronic Diseases Can vitamin D help prevent certain cancers and other diseases such as type 1 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain autoimmune and chronic diseases? To answer these questions and more, UCSD School of Medicine and GrassrootsHealth bring you this innovative series on vitamin D deficiency. Join nationally recognized experts as they discuss the latest research and its implications. In this program, Michael Holick, MD, discusses vitamin D relating to bone and muscle health and the prevention of autoimmune and chronic diseases. Series: Vitamin D Deficiency - Treatment and Diagnosis [3/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 15773]
Huntington's and Parkinson's Disease Issues (Part 1) About the Video: People with neurological diseases, such as Parkinsons disease and Huntingtons disease, may also experience cognitive and emotional symptoms, including anxiety, depression and memory deficits. Those symptoms can be as challenging for patients and their families as the physical symptoms. In this interview with Ellen Beth Levitt, Dr. Karen Anderson, a neuropsychiatrist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, describes the psychological aspects of these conditions as well as the treatment options available to patients. Dr. Anderson also provides information about Huntingtons disease—its cause, treatments and genetic testing for the disease. About the Expert: Dr. Karen Anderson is a neuropsychiatrist at the University of Maryland Medical Center who cares for patients at the University of Maryland Parkinsons Disease and Movement Disorders Center. Dr. Anderson is also an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Related Links: Huntington's and Parkinson's Disease Issues (Part 2) Dr. Karen Anderson www.umm.edu Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center www.umm.edu Facts About Parkinson's Disease www.umm.edu UM Program for Alzheimer's Disease and Neurodegenerative Disorders www.umm.edu About the Nervous System www.umm.edu Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Baba Ramdev -Yoga for Skin Diseases (Charm Rogon Ke Liye) This video deals with the treatment of skin diseases. It contains Pranayamas, Yoga Asanas, Acupressure techniques and home remedies for getting rid of psoriasis, leucoderma, pimples, ringworms and all types of eczema. Baba Ramdev expounds on the virtues of ayurvedic preparations and certain yoga asanas that will help you regain your lost health. Click to watch more Baba Ramdev Videos
Autoimmune Disease: How to Stop Your Body From Attacking Its It is a growing epidemic - and no wonder. In this weeks UltraWellness blog, Dr. Mark Hyman explains how the toxic world in which we live has caused rates of autoimmune diseases to skyrocket. Plus, he gives you the tools you need to address autoimmunity and start feeling better now. For more, see
Chronic Diseases: Who's killing us, and how? MICROBIOLOGIST GARTH NICOLSON interview, (Sudbury, Ontario Aug. 30, 2008). Will YOUR doctor tell you about weaponized mycoplasma? About engineered mycoplasma pathogens in vaccines? Or will he or she treat your symptoms, hook you up for life (or death) on high-priced (and often dangerous) drugs? What's the real story of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Gulf War Syndrome, AIDS and other degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Crohns, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Lupus, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes (type one) and MANY others? If your doctor doesn't know about (or isn't CURIOUS about) US chemical & biological warfare, Operation Paperclip, MKNAOMI, MKDELTA, Texas prison inmates being used as guinea pigs to test genetically engineered pathogens (mycoplasma fermentans incognitus), then get another doctor. You can't afford not to know what Dr. Nicolson is carefully, cautiously, telling us. Nicolson was a speaker at the 9th Common Cause Medical Research Foundation Conference, Sudbury Canada (Aug 29-31, 2008). GARTH NICOLSON is a whistle-blower. The kind that movies won't be made about because the conspiracy is huge, on-going, and reaches to the top. It reveals a key element (a silent weapon) in the quiet war on the 'lower orders.' But SURELY parents (and grandparents) want to know - for starters - what's going on with vaccines their children are forced to take by the Benevolent Homeland. This video is subtitled, 'Who's killing us, and ...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Part 1) About the Video: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, affects more than one million people in the United States. In this interview by Ellen Beth Levitt, you hear from two experts who discuss symptoms, diagnosis and the latest treatments for IBD. In part one of this two-part interview, Dr. Raymond Cross specifically discusses: IBD causes Crohn's disease Ulcerative colitis Medical treatments Infusion therapy Dietary concerns About the Expert: Dr. Raymond Cross is the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Cross is also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Related Links: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Part 2) Dr. Raymond Cross www.umm.edu UM Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program www.umm.edu Podcast: Inflammatory Bowel Disease www.umm.edu Feature Story: Taking Aim at IBD www.umm.edu Patient Success Stories www.umm.edu Distributed by Tubemogul.
Understanding Heart Disease (Heart Basics #1) Heart disease affects more than 20 million Americans. Let's explore the various forms that heart disease can take.Watch More Health Videos at Health Guru:
Living With Alzheimer's Disease The story of living with the horrible disease, how it affects the afflicted and their loved ones. Stem Cell research is the most promising research in terms of potential cures for this and many other currently incurable diseases. Nothing is more "Pro-Life" than curing deadly disease and helping the suffering. Support Stem Cell research.
Vitamin D: Essential for Prevention of Diseases Vitamin D importance in the prevention of cancers, type 1 diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis. The purpose of this review is to put into perspective the many health benefits of vitamin D and the role of vitamin D deficiency in increasing the risk of many common and serious diseases, including some common cancers, type 1 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. Numerous epidemiologic studies suggest that exposure to sunlight, which enhances the production of vitamin D3 in the skin, is important in preventing many chronic diseases. Because very few foods naturally contain vitamin D, sunlight supplies most of our vitamin D requirement. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] is the metabolite that should be measured in the blood to determine vitamin D status. Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in infants who are solely breastfed and who do not receive vitamin D supplementation and in adults of all ages who have increased skin pigmentation or who always wear sun protection or limit their outdoor activities. Vitamin D deficiency is often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. A new dietary source of vitamin D is orange juice fortified with vitamin D. Studies in both human and animal models add strength to the hypothesis that the unrecognized epidemic of vitamin D deficiency worldwide is a contributing factor of many chronic debilitating diseases. Greater awareness of the insidious consequences of vitamin D deficiency is needed. Annual measurement of serum 25 ...