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May 27, 2009

Search Questions 5/27/09

1. Does sunscreen inhibit vitamin D production? I’ve heard that people need sunlight to make vitamin D, and you should wear sunscreen when you’re in the sun to protect yourself from skin cancer, but will wearing sunscreen lead to a Vitamin D deficiency?

2. In my experience working in nursing homes, residents get blood glucose tests all the time to help manage their diabetes. That’s a lot of poking, and I’m wondering if there are other ways to approach this problem. What research is there on the different methods nursing homes are using for diabetes management?