Vitamin D and Bone Health 2 of 2
Vitamin D plays an important role in protecting our bones and many vital organs. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other serious health problems. This segment describes the latest in diagnosing and treating osteoporosis.
Part two of this two-part program addresses the following topics:
- Common fracture sites
- Bone density scans
- Osteoporosis medicines
- Osteoporosis prevention
- Calcium: Food sources and supplements
Dr. Elizabeth Streeten, a endocrinologist, medical geneticist and director of the bone and mineral health program at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she is co-director of the Adult Genetics Clinic. Dr. Streeten is also an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
This page was last updated: August 7, 2013