Michael Holick, Ph.D., M.D., is the Professor of Medicine of Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and performed his residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Holick specializes in vitamin D, calcium, bone metabolism, photobiology of vitamin, and osteoporosis. Dr. Holick is also the recipient of the American Skin Associations Psoriasis Research Achievement Award, the American College of Nutrition Award, the Robert H. Herman Memorial Award in Clinical Nutrition from the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, and more.
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The UV Advantage
Dr. Holick explains what the SPF numbers on sunscreen stand for.
January 26, 2010 - 10:29am
Dr. Holick describes the difference between a tan and a sunburn and shares that even those with a darker pigment can become sunburned.
January 26, 2010 - 10:24am
Dr. Holick explains the connection between child birth and vitamin D.
October 9, 2009 - 3:39pm
Dr. Holick shares if the risk for heart failure increases if a woman is vitamin D deficient.
October 9, 2009 - 3:35pm
Dr. Holick explains if strokes can be triggered by a vitamin D deficiency.
October 9, 2009 - 3:31pm
Dr. Holick explains whether wild or farm-raised salmon contains more vitamin D.
October 9, 2009 - 3:25pm
Dr. Holick describes if there could be a possible association between vitamin D and Parkinson's disease.
October 9, 2009 - 3:21pm
Dr. Holick describes the link between vitamin D and osteomalacia.
October 9, 2009 - 3:17pm
Dr. Holick shares the many common misconceptions related to skin cancer.
October 9, 2009 - 3:12pm
Dr. Holick describes the only test that can indicate if a woman is vitamin D deficient.
October 9, 2009 - 2:50pm
Dr. Holick explains if any doctor can perform a 25-hydroxy vitamin D test.
July 21, 2009 - 11:11am
Dr. Holick explains how a woman's aches and pains may be related to a vitamin D deficiency.
July 21, 2009 - 10:51am
Dr. Holick shares if a woman will receive enough vitamin D per day if she drinks milk.
July 21, 2009 - 10:41am
Dr. Holick recalls how vitamin D can affect a woman's immune system.
July 21, 2009 - 10:31am
Dr. Holick explains what occurs when a woman is vitamin D deficient.
July 21, 2009 - 10:23am
Dr. Holick discusses the long-term risk factors associated with inflammation.
July 21, 2009 - 10:11am
Dr. Holick shares if a woman can overdose on vitamin D.
July 21, 2009 - 10:03am
Dr. Holick explains how much vitamin D a woman should get per day.
July 21, 2009 - 9:57am
Dr. Holick describes if women should take vitamin D2 or vitamin D3 supplements.
July 21, 2009 - 9:50am
Dr. Holick explains the new research being conducted with vitamin D.
July 20, 2009 - 3:51pm
Dr. Holick describes when the human body makes vitamin D.
May 1, 2009 - 4:38pm
Dr. Holick explains the connection between vitamin D intake and respiratory infections.
May 1, 2009 - 4:35pm
Dr. Holick describes if obese people need to consume more vitamin D per day.
May 1, 2009 - 4:32pm
Dr. Holick shares how much vitamin D adults should consume on an average day.
May 1, 2009 - 4:27pm
Dr. Holick explains if people living north of Georgia will be able to absorb enough vitamin D from the sun during the winter season.
May 1, 2009 - 4:15pm
Dr. Holick explains how a woman's vitamin D intake is reduced by using SPF 15.
May 1, 2009 - 4:10pm
Dr. Holick describes if mortality rates are higher for women who are vitamin D deficient.
May 1, 2009 - 4:06pm
Dr. Holick shares the risks for infants who are not receiving enough vitamin D.
May 1, 2009 - 4:00pm
Dr. Holick explains if breast milk is a good source of vitamin D for infants.
May 1, 2009 - 3:54pm
Dr. Holick reveals if there are health benefits associated with indoor tanning.
May 1, 2009 - 3:50pm
Dr. Holick describes how much sun is too much, increasing a woman's risk for skin cancer.
May 1, 2009 - 3:45pm
Dr. Holick explains how obesity and vitamin D are associated.
May 1, 2009 - 3:41pm
Dr. Holick introduces himself and shares how sun exposure can benefit women.
May 1, 2009 - 3:35pm