| Feb 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - I see a lot of gluten-free foods in the grocery store. Should all of us be eating gluten-free? the participant asked me. I was answering some questions after teaching a nutrition class.
That depends. If you have celiac disease, then you...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Q: Now that I'm nearing divorce court (in large part due to sexual difficulties), I was dismayed by the response to a person inquiring about finasteride (Proscar). I have every single side effect in your answer.
I have not taken Proscar for some time. I...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:19 AM
The AHA and the American Stroke Association recommend a daily intake of 1,500 milligrams of sodium -- the average is 3,400 mg.Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor. For the...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:23 PM
When wintertime comes around, questions about getting enough vitamin D often arise. Since the primary source of vitamin D is the sun, it's a legitimate concern as we work through the short and cold days of the season. But new research is coming that...
| Jul 21, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the effects of cortisone injections on bones? Can their use lead to osteoporosis?
ANSWER: Some steroid medications have been associated with osteoporosis in certain situations. The steroids found in a cortisone or similar...
| 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,...
| 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.
| 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...
| Dec 4, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Quick, where can you twirl on skates, get screened for osteoporosis and do your holiday shopping, all in one stop? The answer is a new …...
| Jul 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Early Friday, my friend and colleague Mary Schmich posted to her Facebook page, âThis morning Mary Ellen Findlay Schmich left the world she loved so much.â Mrs. Schmich, 87, whose wit, warmth and passion were well known to Tribune readers......
| Apr 8, 2010
Long-term use of osteoporosis drugs seems to change bones in a way that could lead to unusual leg fractures, according to two reports presented at a meeting of orthopedic surgeons. Doctors have reported seeing the unusual fractures in some patients on...
| May 3, 2010
Want strong bones? Eat foods high in calcium and vitamin D, get plenty of exercise — and maybe steer clear of soda.
In recent decades, as consumption of the beverage has steadily displaced the consumption of others —particularly milk —...