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Hospital has banned Dr. Holick due to testifying in cases of infants with broken bones- August, 2021

Dr. Holick has been banned from his and other hospitals due to his defense of parents with infants with broken bones.

His hypothesis is that many such cases are due to genetic defects in parents passed on to children.

Prosecuting attorneys do not like it that he often wins against them. He is suing the hospital to reverse their decision.

Here is the Go Fund Me to support his defense

Email Aug 13 - His descripition of a case he recently testified on

Eight-week-old infant presented with upper respiratory tract infection and an x-ray revealed what was considered to be 2 rib fractures that were healing at the costochondral junctions. A skeletal survey revealed four additional fractures in the legs. The x-ray report stated that the fractures in the legs were corner/bucket-handle fractures at the growth plate of the lower femurs and upper tibias. These are not fractures but rather what are known as classic metaphyseal lesions which are radiolucencies at the growth plate. A blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D was 9.7 ng/mL and the infant had a normal serum calcium level. The pediatric endocrinologist testified that although the infant was vitamin D deficient that there was no need to treat the infant for vitamin D deficiency since the infant's calcium was normal and therefore the vitamin D deficiency was having no effect on the skeleton. I also determined that the mother had Ehlers Danlos syndrome and that the infant had many of the symptoms associated with this genetic disorder.

The x-ray findings with hypertrophy at the costochondral junctions is consistent with vitamin D deficiency i.e. the cause for the rachitic rosary, and was misinterpreted as healing fractures. When you hear four fractures in the legs you would likely conclude that this is horrific and has to have been caused by child abuse. The child abuse pediatricians have been taught based on 1 publication that classic metaphyseal lesions (corner/bucket-handle fractures) can only be caused by tugging and twisting of arms and legs caused by child abuse. In fact these radiolucencies were seen in the skeleton more than 100 years ago and were related to vitamin D deficiency rickets.

Based on the history of the so-called fractures in the 8-week-old infant and with the so-called expert pediatric endocrinologist saying that a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of 9.7 ng/mL is having no consequences on the fetal skeleton, the judge is in the process of determining whether or not to return the infant to the parents along with their 3-year-old child who was also removed from their care even though there was no evidence that that child had any fractures or any evidence of being abused.

Dr. Holicks email on this topic - Aug 4, 2021
Thank you for your concern. Any help and support would be most appreciated.
I believe once investigated that I have become involved in what will be the worst ever medical scandal perpetrated by a segment of the medical community on the most innocent of innocence; infants being removed from their loving parents care.

This is because of lack of knowledge about metabolic bone disease by pediatricians who make the diagnosis of child abuse solely based on an x-ray demonstrating a fracture or fractures. After ruling out rare metabolic causes like hypophosphatasia and hypophosphatemic rickets and with a negative genetic test for osteogenesis imperfecta they will therefore make the diagnosis of nonaccidental trauma i.e. child abuse as the cause for the fracture or fractures.

They totally disregard vitamin D deficiency and rickets as a potential cause as well as Ehlers Danlos syndrome which is well documented to be associated with fragility fractures.
You can go to my website for more information
http:/theehlersdanlosproject.com and where I present what I consider to be my smoking gun case of a mom who I diagnosed as having EDS and her male fetus in utero had 23 fractures demonstrated by high resolution ultrasonography, including both arms and both legs and several ribs among other fractured bones. He had a negative genetic test for OI. We did whole genome sequencing and identified genes that are the likely cause for his bone fragility.

I have filed a complaint against the hospital and a preliminary injunction. I am hoping to hear about the preliminary injunction within the next few weeks.
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His website includes a link to
"Multiple fractures in infants who have Ehlers-Danlos/hypermobility syndrome and or vitamin D deficiency: A case series of 72 infants whose parents were accused of child abuse and neglect" Feb 2017 PDF

VitaminDWiki pages that have HOLICK in the title

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Dr. Holick interview with transcript - May 2024 05 May, 2024
Podcast by Dr. Holick on vitamin D - Feb 2011 05 May, 2024
Prostate Cancer - interview of Dr. Holick by Baggerly - video and transcript Jan 2024 05 May, 2024
Should You Take A Vitamin D Supplement - Dr Holick transcript Oct 2022 28 Nov, 2023
Vitamin D: 100 year anniversary of discovery – Holick Jan 2023 23 Jan, 2023
Vitamin D and neurocognitive function – Holick April 2014 21 Oct, 2022
Vitamin D and neurocognitive function – Holick Oct 2022 21 Oct, 2022
How Sensible Sun Exposure Benefits Your Health -Holick interview May 2022 30 May, 2022
UV, sunshine, and vitamin D (87 charts) - Holick March 2013 11 Jan, 2022
Vitamin D and COVID-19: a narrative review - Holick - Jan 4, 2022 10 Jan, 2022
Low Vitamin D in infants - video interview of Dr. Holick - May 2017 11 Dec, 2021
Hospital has banned Dr. Holick due to testifying in cases of infants with broken bones- August, 2021 03 Aug, 2021
Vitamin D Is Not as Toxic as Was Once Thought – Holick May 2015 20 Mar, 2021
Vitamin D, Zinc, etc. look promising for COVID-19 (Holick) - Jan 25, 2021 28 Jan, 2021
A call to action: Vitamin D for hip fracture (50,000 weekly for 8 weeks, then bi-weekly – Holick July 2020 11 Dec, 2020
Rate of COVID-19 test positive is 40 pcnt lower if high vitamin D (192,000 people) - Holick Sept 2020 17 Sep, 2020
Immunologic Effects of Vitamin D on Human Health and Disease - Holick July 2020 15 Jul, 2020
The vitamin D deficiency pandemic – Holick May 2017 21 Jan, 2020
Call to action – more Vitamin D for pregnancies, loading doses are OK – Holick Aug 2019 25 Jun, 2019
Diagnosis and treatment of osteopenia – Holick 2010 10 Dec, 2018
Photobiology of Vitamin D – free chapter in book – Holick 2010 17 Nov, 2018
Kaiser Health News wrote a damning article about Dr. Holick and Vitamin D, NYT published it – Aug 2018 20 Aug, 2018
Vitamin D - at least 4,000 IU to achieve 40-60 ng and reduce risk of early death – Holick June 2018 04 Jun, 2018
Role of Vitamin D in the Pathogenesis of Diabetes – Holick July 2017 16 Jul, 2017
The risks and benefits of sun exposure – Holick Oct 2016 05 Jan, 2017
Vitamin D presentation by Dr. Holick Spring 2012 08 Mar, 2016
Holick interview by Mercola on Vitamin D – Dec 2015 17 Jan, 2016
Major review of Vitamin D – Holick Feb 2013 27 Dec, 2015
Vitamin D Global Perspective - Holick June 2013 27 Dec, 2015
Dr. Holick video on vitamin D - March 2013 27 Dec, 2015
Vitamin D from 1940 and into the future – Holick video Nov 2013 28 Nov, 2015
Vitamin D review – Holick Jan 2013 24 Sep, 2015
Go ahead, soak up some sun (but don’t burn) – Holick July 2015 01 Aug, 2015
Chicago Sun Times on vitamin D: Depression, chest pain, fibromyalgia, Holick, 3000 IU without test - May 2010 15 Jul, 2015
Chicago Times on vitamin D: Depression, chest pain, fibromyalgia, Holick, 3000 IU without test - May 2010 15 Jul, 2015
Live Longer with Vitamin D - Holick March 2015 17 May, 2015
Sunlight and Your Health: An EnLIGHTening Perspective - Holick Video Dec 2014 14 Mar, 2015
Less sun means more disease -Grant, Holick, Cannell, et al Feb 2015 05 Mar, 2015
Cancer, Sunlight, and Vitamin D - Holick Oct 2014 06 Oct, 2014
Environmental factors that influence the cutaneous production of vitamin D – Holick 1995 06 Jan, 2014
If You're Low in This Nutrient, It Doubles Your Odds of Many Cancers– Interview Dr. Holick Oct 2013 23 Dec, 2013
Patent application for a skin cream which enhances production of vitamin D – Holick July 2013 24 Nov, 2013
Vitamin D update – Holick Sept 2013 11 Nov, 2013
Vitamin D, Sunlight and Cancer Connection – Holick Jan 2013 11 Aug, 2013
Vitamin D encyc. - 2nd edition, Holick - April 2013 02 Mar, 2013
Major review of Vitamin D – Holick 2013 part II 08 Feb, 2013
Vitamin D: A D-Lightful Vitamin for Health – Holick Dec 2012 07 Jan, 2013
Evidence for vitamin D – Holick June 2012 23 Nov, 2012
Michael Holick – reduce health care costs 25 percent – interview Sept 2010 07 Oct, 2012
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