| Jul 24, 2009
| 2:12 PM
Q: I read your column on killing mosquitoes with isopropyl alcohol spray. I have a remedy that works better and is fireproof, unlike alcohol.
Try Listerine. It kills them DEAD. I also put it in a spray bottle and spray it around the picnic tables and...
| 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...
| Dec 15, 2009
A Minnesota study using frozen blood samples taken from Air Force recruits 50 years ago has found that intolerance to wheat gluten, a debilitating digestive condition, is four times more common today than it was in the 1950s.
The findings contradict...
| Sep 24, 2009
Don't think dairy when it comes to building strong bones, say proponents of the low-acid diet. Focus instead on a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, these nutrition scientists say.
The low-acid diet (also called the alkaline acid diet) has been the...
| Oct 5, 2009
Osteoporosis ("porous bones") is a silent condition in which bones become less dense and more likely to fracture. It's a major health threat for an estimated 10 million Americans with the disease and 34 million Americans with low bone mass.
| Aug 25, 2009
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 35-year-old woman in generally good health. I've never been pregnant and have no plans to be pregnant in the near future. At this age, do I need to start having annual checkups? If so, what should they include?
ANSWER: At 35 and...
| Dec 23, 2009
Women who fret about their children's doctor appointments and their husband's aches and pains often put their own health last.
Not a good idea.
Even if you have trouble taking time for yourself, remember the safety instructions you get when you board...
| Nov 19, 2009
Osteoporosis is a disease, more common in women, that causes bones to become fragile and more susceptible to breaking.
The disease can have serious effects on women's health and quality of life. Some women - most commonly those who don't have good access...
| Jan 22, 2010
Girls suffering through the insecurities of puberty are often likely to yearn for the rail-thin bodies of supermodels plastered across the typical supermarket glossy.
But, as new research shows, puberty is a crucial time for a woman to love those curves....
| May 17, 2010
What's the connection between Dancing With the Stars and osteoporosis? Cloris Leachman. The Academy Award-winning actress is being honored by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) for living strong with osteoporosis.
Leachman and other honorees...
| Jun 2, 2010
Medications called bisphosphonates are standard tools for the treatment of osteoporosis. They include Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel and Reclast. But new data released raise some concern about whether the drugs are safe for long-term use.
| Jul 6, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new drug for osteoporosis. Amgen's Prolia (denosumab) prevents fractures in postmenopausal women at a rate similar to the most popular drugs on the market — bisphosphonates such as Fosamax,...