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Osteoporosis

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  • It's Hard to Resist Resistance Bands

    It's Hard to Resist Resistance Bands
    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...
  • Take Care of Your Aging Bones

    Take Care of Your Aging Bones
    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...
  • Exercise as Medicine

    Exercise as Medicine
    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...
  • This year make appointments, not excuses

    This year make appointments, not excuses
    Preventing a disease is easier than trying to manage or cure it. Yet we tend to make excuses instead of appointments when it comes to taking care of our health. This year resolve to make medical tests and screenings routine for the rest of your life so...
  • Staying Independent in Our Later Years

    Staying Independent in Our Later Years
    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...
  • September 17 - Dr. Seema Venkatachalam

    September 17 - Dr. Seema Venkatachalam
    Women's Health Issues The North Northwestern Specialists for Women 900 N. Kingsbury Street, Suite 130-N Chicago www.nswobgyn.com Top Women's Health Myths Debunked Dr. Seema Venkatachalam, OBGYN with the Northwestern Specialists for Women and...
  • The Facts About Addiction

    The Facts About Addiction
      Topic Overview 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,...
  • Osteoporosis patients gain relief from insurance providers

    Osteoporosis patients gain relief from insurance providers
    Fitness training for osteoporosis sufferers could be the latest program covered in a trend of health insurers providing benefits for wellness. Major insurance companies, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Aetna Inc. and Cigna Corp., are...
  • Microneedles could replace the syringe

    Microneedles could replace the syringe
    In a move that could spell disaster for the lollipop industry, scientists have reported progress in designing pain-free vaccines that people might be able to use at home. Someday that might mean fewer jabs at the doctor's office — and fewer crying...
  • Senior Living: Warning signs for bone loss

    Senior Living: Warning signs for bone loss
    Several of my friends have had falls recently where they have broken a bone. They were told they have osteoporosis but they were unaware of it until they broke a bone. What exactly is osteoporosis, and how do you know if you have it? Osteoporosis is a...
  • Senior Living: How to prevent weakened bones

    Q. What are steps I can take to prevent or treat osteoporosis? A. There are things you should do at any age to prevent weakened bones. Eating foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D is important. So is including regular weight-bearing exercise in...
  • Take Drugs, Break a Leg?

    Take Drugs, Break a Leg?
    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...