| Mar 19, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Hub Labels, one of the largest and most diversified manufacturers of pressure-sensitive labels and related products in the United States, is helping promote wellness among its employees.
While Hub has grown to be one of the largest label companies in...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 12:49 PM
Q I have seen some questions in your column regarding bad breath. I'd like to share my personal experience. I used to have bad breath and had seen my dentist and my doctor about it, but found no solution until I discovered that my lactose intolerance...
| Apr 13, 2011
Q: I was diagnosed with osteoporosis four years ago. I started taking Actonel. I recently read that Actonel and similar drugs are suspected of increasing the risk of fractures in the femur. What's your opinion of the safety of these drugs?
A: It may seem...
| Jul 31, 2010
Q I used Flonase for one year to ease nasal congestion caused by allergies. I am 37 and have just learned I have cataracts in both eyes.
The optometrist was as surprised as I was that I would have cataracts at this age, particularly because I am in...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 4:14 PM
Millions of post- menopausal women take calcium supplements in an effort to stave off osteoporosis, but recent studies have shown that the pills provide little benefit: Even though they may increase bone density, they do not reduce the risk of fractures...
| Aug 16, 2010
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...
| Jan 11, 2011
Q: I have osteoporosis and a recent spine fracture. It's still painful. What are your thoughts about injections into the spine?
A: Fractures of the bones in the spinal column (vertebrae) are common in people with osteoporosis. In this type of fracture,...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 2:27 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 5:44 PM
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...
| Mar 1, 2011
Q: I'm a 58-year-old woman with osteoporosis. I take calcium supplements with vitamin D. Should I stop calcium supplements and vitamin D in light of the new heart and stroke warnings?
A: You likely need the supplements unless you're getting enough...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 5:59 PM
Current events discussion
A Current Events Discussion Group meets every Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St., Laguna Beach. The group consists of about 10 to 15 people who bring in a news article to...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Move over, BMI. Researchers led by a University of Southern California physician have proposed "a better index of adiposity." This one would require a tape measure and a calculator, but none of the stepping-up-on-the-scale drama featured on NBC's The...