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Osteoporosis

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Top Osteoporosis Articles

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  • Rodent of the Week: A different look at osteoporosis

     
    Understanding exactly how bone is lost has turned out to be more complex than anyone expected. A new study even suggests that stopping the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the gut may keep bones healthier. Previous research suggested that.....
  • Long-term use of popular osteoporosis drug may harm bone

     
    Medications called bisphosphonates are standard tools for the treatment of osteoporosis. They include Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel and Reclast. But new data released Wednesday raise some concern about whether the drugs are safe for long-term use. Although the...
  • Mary’s Mama leaves `the world she loved so much.’

     
    Early Friday, my friend and colleague Mary Schmich posted to her Facebook page, “This morning Mary Ellen Findlay Schmich left the world she loved so much.” Mrs. Schmich, 87, whose wit, warmth and passion were well known to Tribune readers......
  • 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...
  • Life Series: The 60's

    Life Series: The 60's
    "Oh I was a total workaholic," laughs former history teacher and amateur artist Pam Galvani. She can laugh now, but her non-stop pace nearly took her life. "I was not able to function on a reliable basis in the classroom, so I had to quit work." After...
  • Fitness & Diet Expert Nick Sortal

    <b>Fitness & Diet Expert</b> Nick Sortal
    May 13, 2009 Q: I walk five miles every other day. Would it be a good idea to cycle on my off days? How many miles would you suggest I cycle? -- Ozell White, Plantation, FL Instead of looking at miles, look at time. Sounds like you walk about an hour....
  • No connection between caffeine, heart rhythm

    No connection between caffeine, heart rhythm
    Q Ten years ago, I experienced atrial fibrillation three times in one month. It never recurred until recently. My wife has suggested that I should refrain from eating or drinking anything that contains caffeine. I dislike coffee, but I do enjoy...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Milk, Soft Drinks and Bone Strength

    Milk, Soft Drinks and Bone Strength
    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 —...
  • An invisible enemy in a runner's stride

    An invisible enemy in a runner's stride
    The adage "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" doesn't always apply to distance runners. Promising running careers can be interrupted or cut short -- and training goals derailed -- by overuse injuries known as stress fractures. Repeated pounding...
  • Cardiovascular Connections

    Cardiovascular Connections
    If there were such a thing as the heart bone, it would be smack in the middle of each line of the old spiritual, " Dem Bones." Once thought of as a solitary, aloof pump, the heart is now known to affect, and be affected by, all parts of the body. TEETH...