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Does Vitamin D Help Prevent COVID-19?

We know the benefits of a daily dose of vitamin D, but could this vitamin also help prevent COVID-19? Recently, both the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization released findings on the possible link between vitamin D and this deadly respiratory disease. One study found that people with vitamin D deficiencies were more likely to test positive for the coronavirus. Other research has pointed to an increase in respiratory failure in people who had COVID-19 in addition to a vitamin D deficiency. While the data is not conclusive and more study is needed, a link between Vitamin
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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Vitamin D deficiencies among top winter dangers for elderly

The first things that come to mind when you think about winter dangers for elders are probably falls and hypothermia. But the reality is that your elderly loved ones are far more at risk for invisible, lesser known hazards. Seasonal affective disorder and vitamin D deficiencies affect thousands of senior citizens every year and can often be quite insidious to their health. The good news is, if recognized and treated in a timely fashion, they can be dealt with quite easily. Seasonal Affective Disorder, often known by the very appropriate acronym SAD, is a form of depression that cycles with
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Combating old age from the inside out

As individuals get older, retire and settle into their later years, there are a lot of positive changes to embrace. Free time is opened up to spend with loved ones and to devote to hobbies that were always put on the backburner. In that same breath, however, there are also changes that happen in old age that might not be as welcomed. The aging process can bring about wrinkles and gray hair, and although these changes are expected, old age can also usher in other harder-to-spot changes. Just as wrinkle cream and hair dye can improve what happens to the
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