| Mar 16, 2012
| 12:56 PM
The law aims to protect men and women equally. Yet some types of cases nearly beg for female representation-and don't get it. That's why Karen Barth Menzies, partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro & Davis, has devoted her career to taking on the...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 8:07 PM
Millions of Americans, mostly women, take drugs for osteoporosis, or brittle bones. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to consider whether patients need to start taking a break from those drugs.
While there is little question that...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:12 PM
Getting around is a challenge for 66 year old Patricia Slaughter. She has a host of health problems and can only walk short distances.
"I have osteoporosis; I am diabetic; I have had two heart attacks; I've got a stint in my heart and I have high blood...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Now this is the kind of research we like hearing about. Drink up because it’s good for your bones. But sorry guys, this one's just for the ladies.
A study published in the journal Menopause says moderate doses of alcohol keeps women`s bones...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:08 PM
Retired teacher Linda Weddell is fealess. A former Teacher of the Year, she loves to travel, go to the beach and be with her grandchildren.
When she retired though, she was afraid she was going to lose her passion for life. So in 2007, she began...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 12:05 PM
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,...
| Nov 5, 2009
What do you need to know to keep your bones healthy and strong? Here are some answers to questions you might be asking yourself:
What's So Dangerous About Thinning Bones?
Having osteoporosis - a disease in which bones become fragile - greatly...
| Apr 15, 2009
A drug used to treat severe osteoporosis promotes healing of hard-to-mend fractures in the elderly and others, reducing pain and time spent in nursing homes, researchers said Tuesday.
In preliminary studies, 93% of 145 patients who had unhealed bone...
| Apr 9, 2009
| 9:19 AM
May 13, 2009
Q: I walk five miles every other day. Would it be a good idea to cycle on my off days? How many miles would you suggest I cycle? -- Ozell White, Plantation, FL
Instead of looking at miles, look at time.
Sounds like you walk about an hour....
| Jul 22, 2009
If you're a woman in your 50s, you've probably had the pep talk from your doctor: You need more exercise. It needs to be weight-bearing to guard against osteoporosis. Walking is great, but it's not enough.
So how much and what kind of exercise do you...
| May 19, 2010
Q Ten years ago, I experienced atrial fibrillation three times in one month. It never recurred until recently.
My wife has suggested that I should refrain from eating or drinking anything that contains caffeine. I dislike coffee, but I do enjoy...
| Jan 11, 2010
Elderly white women with painfully bent backs have long been the symbol of osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease that can cause devastating fractures. But now researchers are warning another group is at much higher risk for the condition than...