Wild Salmon for Vitamin D

Recently, new studies have questioned whether patients should take a vitamin D supplement to prevent osteoporosis.  In the United States, many of us do not get enough sun exposure to keep our vitamin D levels high.  As well, we do not eat enough foods with vitamin D.  The general recommendation is for the average person without vitamin D deficiency to take in 600-900 units of vitamin D each day.  This is especially important for pregnant women, women who have passed menopause, and any one who has taken steroid pills for long periods of time.

Vitamin D can be found in eggs, dairy products, fortified cereals, and wild salmon & mackerel.

Along with vitamin D, 900-1200 mg of calcium in your diet or as a supplement should be taken each day.  I recommend that if your vitamin D test is 20 or below, you take a high-dose supplement of vitamin D daily or weekly.  If you do not eat dairy products regularly, please discuss what dose of calcium you should take with your primary care doctor.

Please discuss with your primary care physician before starting any supplements.

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Sinkler Miller Medical Association was honored to receive the Small Society of the Year Award for 2016.  Dr. Joy Foster, President, accepted the award at the Opening and Awards Ceremony on July 30, 2016 at the 114th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly held in Los Angeles, California.

In a letter written by 116th NMA President, Dr. Edith P. Mitchell, she wrote “ We believe that when the history of this dynamic period of struggle is written, Sinkler Miller Medical Association will be deeply etched in  its fabric as having inspired and challenged physicians and medical professionals nationwide to address critical issues of healthcare and medicine.”  She added, “ Sinkler Miller Medical Association has been paramount in NMA’s shared commitment to advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy, and health policy so as to promote health and wellness, eliminate health disparities and sustain physician viability.

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