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Palmetto Health Richland Leads by Example

We are excited to launch our second Protect Our Children NOW! project in South Carolina at the Palmetto Health Richland. Vitamin D testing and supplementation will be available at no cost to all pregnant women...

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Why Vitamin D is Important for Pregnancy

Safe and Effective Since 2011, researchers in South Carolina have shown that vitamin D serum levels of 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L) during pregnancy are safe and effective. Safe – no kidney stones, no hypercalcemia,...

Vitamin D and Breastfeeding

August 24, 2016 If you know that most women of childbearing age are vitamin D deficient, it starts to make sense that they wouldn’t have the vitamin D available to pass on in their...

RCTs are not designed for public health

January 27, 2016 How do we get information to make decisions about public health from randomized controlled trials (RCT’s)? Can we? Especially for nutrient trials? At this point, we have seen so many problems...

Vitamin D Implementation Expands for YOU

December 16, 2015 It’s happening! Your participation in the D*action project as well as the implementation of our Protect our Children NOW! project in South Carolina at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)...

Smile for vitamin D

November 18, 2015 It has long been understood that vitamin D is good for the skeletal system – our bones and teeth. But, did you know that adequate vitamin D can not only support...