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Osteoporosis

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Top Osteoporosis Articles

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  • Keep Spray Bottle of Listerine Handy to Kill Pesky Mosquitos

    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...
  • Be Fabulously Fit in Your 50s

    Be Fabulously Fit in Your 50s
    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...
  • Gluten allergy a growing problem

    Gluten allergy a growing problem
    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...
  • Fruits, Vegetables Good for the Bones?

    Fruits, Vegetables Good for the Bones?
    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...
  • Bone Up on Bone Health

    Bone Up on Bone Health
    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. Often...
  • Important Health Screenings

    Important Health Screenings
    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...
  • Putting Yourself First is Vital

    Putting Yourself First is Vital
    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...
  • The Battle Against Bone Loss

    The Battle Against Bone Loss
    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...
  • Learn to Love Those Curves

    Learn to Love Those Curves
    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....
  • Osteoporosis Didn't Slow Dancer

    Osteoporosis Didn't Slow Dancer
    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...
  • Osteoporosis Drug Use May Harm Bone Over Long-Term

    Osteoporosis Drug Use May Harm Bone Over Long-Term
    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. Although the...
  • The Pros and Cons of Prolia

    The Pros and Cons of Prolia
    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,...