Dr. Gregory S. Barron

“Does my sunscreen pose a threat to the coral reefs?”

Coral reefs are diverse ecosystems, sometimes referred to as “rainforests of the sea.” Approximately 25% of the ocean’s fish depend on the coral reefs for shelter, food, or reproduction. In addition, healthy coral reefs are critical in protecting the coastlines from the damaging effects of wave action and tropical storms. Over the last several years …

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What is the story with Vitamin D?

We all need Vitamin D. It is essential to help regulate normal bone mineralization. Without it, bones become thin and brittle, leading to a variety of medical conditions (including osteoporosis). It is essential for gut absorption of calcium, and the regulation of phosphorus metabolism. Much of the medical community believes vitamin D plays an essential role …

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