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Osteoporosis

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Top Osteoporosis Articles

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  • Researchers turn attention to breast cancer prevention

    Researchers turn attention to breast cancer prevention
    Cheryl Corbin's mother and grandmother had breast cancer, so an oncologist suggested she be tested for an inherited gene mutation linked to the disease. But when the results came in, she didn't show up to hear them. "I was afraid to hear the words,"...
  • Nor shortage of reasons for oral contraceptives

    Rush Limbaugh is an attention-hogging, obnoxious and ignorant loud mouth ("Rush to judgment on birth control," March 7). His crudeness sicken me. The controversies about oral contraceptives are passe. Yes, insurance companies have to make them available...
  • Clarksville: Relay for Life set for June 8

    Come on out for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Western Howard County at Western Regional Park June 8. Opening ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. Plan to stay at least through the impressive lighting of the luminaria honoring those who have...
  • Is going gluten-free good for you?

    Is going gluten-free good for you?
    Henry Hunt said goodbye to gluten not because a doctor told him to, but because — like so many others — he decided he was better off without it. "I diagnosed myself," he says, "because I'm really in tune with my body." The Baltimore...
  • Treating menopause symptoms

    Treating menopause symptoms
    Every woman will experience menopause, some in the normal course of aging and some before. It can bring on a host of symptoms in addition to hot flashes. But there are things that women can do, from improving their diet and exercising to finding the right...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Treatment for bone disorders focuses on strengthening bones, slowing bone loss

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia? Are they treated differently? ANSWER: Osteoporosis and osteopenia are related conditions connected to bone health. Osteopenia can be a precursor to osteoporosis, but that's...
  • People at high risk for osteoporosis may benefit from bone density test

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is a bone density test? Is it necessary to have one even if I'm healthy? I am a 67-year-old woman and I exercise daily. ANSWER: A bone density test uses x-rays to measure how much calcium and other minerals are in a section of your...
  • Moderation is key to staying healthy as a senior athlete

    Source: Cleveland Clinic whatdoctorsknow.com Aging affects multiple organ systems, from the heart and lungs to your bones and metabolism. Of all the changes, musculoskeletal issues have the most impact on the aging senior's sport. These include: 1....
  • Pro baseball players keep some bone strength for life, study says

    Young men who exercise keep some of the benefits to their bones into old age, even if they don’t keep at it, according to researchers who compared the throwing arms and the nonthrowing arms of professional baseball players over time. Bone mass,...
  • Iran eases terms of detention for opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi

    Iran eases terms of detention for opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi
    TEHRAN -- Iranian authorities have eased the terms of confinement of Mehdi Karroubi, a leader of the opposition “Green Movement” that was crushed after disputed presidential elections in 2009, his son said Sunday. The ailing Karroubi, 76,...
  • Biotech giant Amgen agrees to acquire Onyx for $10.4 billion

    Biotech giant Amgen agrees to acquire Onyx for $10.4 billion
    Two months after being turned away, biotech giant Amgen Inc. said it has reached a $10.4-billion deal for cancer drug maker Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. Amgen will pay $125 per share for the outstanding shares of Onyx, the two companies said Sunday. In...
  • Amgen may be near $10.5-billion deal for Onyx, cancer-drug maker

    After being spurned on its first try, biotech giant Amgen Inc. is said to be close to a $10.5-billion deal for cancer drug maker Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. In June, the Thousand Oaks company made an unsolicited offer of $120 a share for Onyx, which is...