| Jan 28, 2009
| 2:29 PM
Q: Which osteoporosis drug is the safest? I have been told to take Evista, but am hesitant because of the risk of stroke.
A: There are a number of drugs available to treat or prevent osteoporosis. There is no single best (or safest) drug. The choice...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2009
Q: For many years, I took Aciphex and then learned it may have been a factor in giving me osteoporosis. I do not want to take bisphosphonates for mild osteoporosis. My naturopathic healer suggests calcium aspartate, along with a high dose of vitamin D and...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2009
In last week's column, I talked about how much I like weight lifting, as an athlete and as a physician. The more scientists study weight-bearing activity, the more value they find in it, not only in building our bones but also in boosting our metabolism...
| Dec 23, 2009
For the past two weeks I've been hobbling around with a walker, in miserable pain from, maybe, a degenerative hip joint that needs to be replaced.
Now, I know that a hip replacement is pretty routine. But what puzzles me is why I have this problem at a...
| Aug 31, 2009
In the 19th century, most work involved physical activity; in the 20th century, exercise became a leisure pursuit; today, it's an urgent medical necessity.
Exercise: It's cheap, readily available, and the single most effective step nonsmokers can take to...
| Sep 25, 2009
There are many ways to keep on the move and living on your own in older age.
We all hope to stay active and independent for the rest of our lives. And most of us want to stay in the familiar surroundings of our own homes and neighborhoods, rather than...
| Sep 4, 2009
| 9:59 AM
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Top Women's Health Myths Debunked
Dr. Seema Venkatachalam, OBGYN with the Northwestern Specialists for Women and...
| Jan 18, 2008
The overuse or abuse of alcohol (alcoholism) or other drugs is called . It is common and costly. It can cause or worsen many medical problems and can destroy families and lives.
If you think you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol,...
| Dec 10, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Women who take osteoporosis medications called bisphosphonates had fewer invasive breast cancers than women who did not take the drugs, according to research presented today at the American Assn. for Cancer Research / San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium....