Vitamin D in Children and Adults


About the Course
This podcast discusses a very important vitamin: Vitamin D! Vitamin D plays a role in maintaining strong bones, but it also has numerous other effects on the body related to overall health and function from birth until death! Many may not be aware of how multifaceted the role of vitamin D is for multiple body systems to function well. They may also not be aware of how low their intake might actually be related to times of the year, lifestyle factors, or dietary consumption. Join us for a discussion of whether vitamin D is a vitamin or a hormone, differences between vitamin D2 and D3, and sources of vitamin D. Is the sun all you need? Will food provide what you need? Or, is there more to learn to make sure your vitamin D status is decent, not diminishing? 

Listen, Learn, and Earn CE Hours with this podcast course. Available on AppleSpotify, and other podcast apps.

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss a connection between vitamin D status and health from birth until death. 
  • Discuss different sources of vitamin D. 
  • Describe a difference between vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. 
  • Examine how healthcare team members can increase communication and teamwork to better address vitamin D status. 

About the Presenter
Michael Holick, PhD, MD,
 is an international expert on vitamin D metabolism, bone health, and skin and collagen matters. He is a dedicated and accomplished physician and researcher. He has been a professor of medicine, physiology, biophysics, and molecular medicine. He has also been a chief of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism; director of the General Clinical Research Center; and founder of a bone health clinic. As a graduate student he was the first to identify the major circulating form of vitamin D as 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, and the active form as 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. Dr. Holick has been involved with learning and educating about vitamin D, cancer research, psoriasis, bone disease, calcium metabolism, and much more for 50 years. He was recognized by Thompson Reuters as one of the most influential physician scientists in internal medicine in the world. He has published more than 600 peer reviewed articles including one of the most cited reviews in the New England Journal of Medicine: Vitamin D Deficiency. 

How to Receive Credit

  • View the entire recording which requires a 1-hour commitment of time. 
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity. 
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 

Resolution of Conflict of Interest 
Dr. Michael Holick discloses that he is a consultant for Ontometrics, Inc., Biogena Inc., and Solius Inc. and has research grants from Carbogen Amcis and Solius Inc. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. Clinical recommendations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias. The planners and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. 

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It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept support from ineligible companies. Furthermore, ineligible companies are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners. 

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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