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Osteoporosis

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  • Pantry Raid: A diet of good intentions

    Pantry Raid: A diet of good intentions
    Most of us are too plump and are overly fond of snacks, fast food — and food in general. So why did two lean young women who dine on smoothies and organic fruits and vegetables (how unimpeachable does that sound) seek help cleaning up their act?...
  • Local biotech sold for $3.7B

    Local biotech sold for $3.7B
    SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego-based biotech firm Gen-Probe announced Monday it has agreed to a $3.7 billion buyout by Hologic Inc., a Bedford, Mass., maker of medical devices. Gen-Probe, with 1,400 employees, produces molecular diagnostic products,...
  • Five minutes with Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    Five minutes with Jackie Joyner-Kersee
    Like other 50-year-olds, Jackie Joyner-Kersee aches a bit the day after a vigorous workout. And she's noticed that her vision isn't what it once was. But Joyner-Kersee, who still holds the world record in the women's heptathlon, isn't pining for her...
  • How to use the weight room wisely

    How to use the weight room wisely
    Along with cardio and flexibility work, a good strength-training program is essential for a healthy daily life. If you want to safely lug groceries, pick up kids or swing a golf club, strong muscles are key, especially as we age. Studies have shown that...
  • Get the Skinny on Coffee's Health Benefits

    Get the Skinny on Coffee's Health Benefits
    Coffee drinkers, rejoice!  Research shows that we don’t need to feel guilty about our daily habit, and actually, sipping coffee regularly can provide us with a wide range of health benefits! Coffee may help you live longer A study released last...
  • Ladies: How To Make Your Period More Bearable

    Ladies: How To Make Your Period More Bearable
    If you wish you didn't have to bother with a monthly period, you're not alone. In fact, more than 30 percent of women in a recent survey said they'd rather go to the dentist than deal with menstrual woes. But Bahar Takhtehchian, SHAPE's Editor-at-Large,...
  • The Doctor's Corner: Estrogen therapy does not cause breast cancer, experts say

    Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part update on menopausal hormone care. * I know, the headline is not what your mother, doctor, TV, women's magazines, and walking buddies tell you. But, it's true. Of tsunami importance, it falls into the...
  • Salud: Vitamina D, un riesgo innecesario

    Salud: Vitamina D, un riesgo innecesario
    Las mujeres posmenopáusicas no deberían tomar dosis bajas de vitamina D y calcio para prevenir fracturas óseas, dado que tienen un efecto positivo escaso y conllevan cierto riesgo de efectos colaterales, según un panel de expertos respaldado por el...
  • Vitamin D plus calcium tied to longer life

    Vitamin D plus calcium tied to longer life
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who take vitamin D and calcium supplements may live a bit longer than their peers, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that older adults who were given vitamin D and calcium supplements were 9...
  • Vitamin D gets frequent testing, but the results are a bit quizzical

    Vitamin D gets frequent testing, but the results are a bit quizzical
    A test for vitamin D that was once reserved for patients with unusual bone fracturing or those at risk for osteoporosis has now found popularity in doctor's offices alongside tests for cholesterol and thyroid hormone during routine bloodwork. Research...
  • Dash diet may reduce need for blood pressure medication

    Dash diet may reduce need for blood pressure medication
    Q: Is the Dash diet effective for extremely high blood pressure? I really want to avoid taking medication. A: Research has found the Dash diet to be an effective way to lower blood pressure in people who have slightly elevated high blood pressure...
  • Thriving through touch

    Thriving through touch
    The woman — in her 80s — hadn't spoken in months. The nursing home staff figured she had lost the ability. But after six silent months of regular massage sessions, massage therapist Dawn Nelson heard a soft voice utter: "That feels good."...