Calcium is an important nutrient for healthy bones, heart, muscles, and nerves. It helps blood vessels expand and contract, it helps glands secrete hormones and enzymes, and it’s important for muscle contraction. Your body needs calcium to perform these and other vital functions, so if you don’t get enough in
Aliza Lifshitz, MD
Aliza Lifshitz M.D. (Doctora Aliza) is a renowned physician, author, and health reporter. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of VidaySalud.com, the largest online source of health and medical information in Spanish. She is also the host of the Vida y Salud daily programming block on the HITN educational television network and the Spanish-language host for the HealthDay TV syndicated service. For 20 years, she was the health expert for Univisión, appearing on both the television and radio networks. She has been a regular columnist for People en Español, Ser Padres and ImpreMedia. Her book Mamá Sana, Bebé Sano (Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby) was the first bilingual book on pregnancy and childbirth. Dr. Lifshitz maintains a private practice in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was president of the California Hispanic American Medical Association for four terms. She was Vice Chair of the Board of Blue Shield of California and Chair of its Foundation. She has served on numerous committees and commissions on the local, state and federal level and on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Dr. Lifshitz has been named to Hispanic Business Magazine’s list of “100 Most Influential Hispanics.” She has received countless honors from, among others, the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the March of Dimes, and the National Association of Physician Broadcasters.