ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Naprapathy: A Hands-On Approach to Pain Management
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Safe Toys for Dogs
BONES & JOINTS
Returning to the Road Tricky After Injury
A Little Drink May Be Good for Your Bones
Vitamin K Doesn't Slow Bone Loss
CANCER
Scams and Shams That Prey on Cancer Patients
Well Water Might Raise Bladder Cancer Risk
No Verdict Yet on Grape Seed Extract vs. Breast Cancer
CAREGIVING
Are Hospital Mobile Phones Dialing Up Superbugs?
Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome
Mild Flu Season Coming to a Close
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Bye, Bye Back Fat?
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients
COSMETIC
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
DENTAL, ORAL
Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease
Gum Disease May Reactivate AIDS Virus
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
DIABETES
Exercise Protects Black Women From Type 2 Diabetes
'Standard' Glucose Test May Be Wrong One for Obese Children
Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea
DIET, NUTRITION
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
Holiday Eating Without the Guilt -- or the Pounds
Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Aging Brain
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Database Helps Assess Your Breast Cancer Risk
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
Disinfectants Can Boost Bacteria's Resistance to Treatment
EYE CARE, VISION
Vision Test for Young Children Called Unreliable
Don't Lose Sight of Halloween Safety
'Blind' Man Navigates Obstacle Course Without Error
FITNESS
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Early Exercise Boosts Outcomes for ICU Patients
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
GENERAL HEALTH
Swine Flu May Have Infected More Than 100,000 Americans
Retail Clinics Attracting Those Without Regular Doctors
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Psychiatric Drugs Might Raise Cardiac Death Risk
Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Scorpion Anti-Venom Speeds Children's Recovery
Decline of Underweight Children in U.S. Continue to Fall
Scary Toxins Make Halloween Face Paints Questionable
MEN'S HEALTH
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
MENTAL HEALTH
Heal Your LifeŽ Tips for Living Well
Optimism May Boost Immune System
The Unmedicated Mind
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
SENIORS
Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
More Whole Grains May Mean Less Fat
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Lifting Weights Can Ease Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Survivors
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
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Vitamin D Best Taken With Largest Meal of Day, Study Finds

Your body may make better use of a vitamin D supplement if you take it with your largest meal, new research suggests.

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic examined 17 patients with vitamin D deficiency who weren't getting better under treatment. Over a period of two to three months, the patients were told to take vitamin D supplements with the biggest meal they ate each day.

This boosted the level of vitamin D in their blood by an average of 56 percent, the researchers said.

"This is an important finding for patients being treated for vitamin D deficiency," study senior author Dr. Angelo Licata said in a news release from the Cleveland Clinic. "By doing something as simple as changing when you take your vitamin D supplement, you can improve the level in your blood by over 50 percent."

SOURCES: Cleveland Clinic, news release, May 5, 2010