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Osteoporosis

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Top Osteoporosis Articles

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  • 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,...
  • Taking charge of your health

    Top 5 tips to help you become proactive in your health care. We rely on doctors and other providers to diagnose and treat medical conditions, but the most important person in your health care is you. "Being proactive in your health care empowers you,"...
  • Some health screenings may do more harm than good

    Certain health screenings, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures, but other common tests may be unnecessary. "I think we're doing too much over-screening," says geriatrician Dr. Suzanne Salamon, an instructor at...
  • EatingWell: Food labels can be misleading

    Food labels can guide you toward healthier choices. Or they can lead you astray. Consider this: "Organic" doesn't always mean low-calorie, but consumers tend to link the two, according to some research. And even a true label claim may influence you in...
  • Avoid back pain and improve balance by strengthening core muscles

    You don't have to do crunches; these simple, gentle exercises will make a big difference. It's spring, and that means you may be heading out to the golf course or backyard garden. But those activities can also have you heading to the doctor with back...
  • What doctors know: Profession treatment key to controlling eating disorders

    Source: National Eating Disorders Association http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Eating disorders are real, complex and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for a patient's health, productivity and relationships - and even kill. In the...
  • Take steps now to prevent losing height later

    Q: I'm 68 years old. I used to be 5-foot-6-inches tall. I just visited my doctor and my height was just over 5-foot-4. Will I continue to shrink? What can I do to help stop it? A: Starting at about age 40, people typically lose about half an inch each...
  • Vitamin D could help adolescents avoid stress fractures

    http://www.kidsdr.com I take care of a lot of adolescent girls, including many who are involved in competitive sports. As participation in organized sports and single sports year round has increased, so have overuse injuries. One of the most common...
  • The top 5 tests you probably don't need

    Some health screenings may do more harm than good. Certain health screenings, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures. But other common tests may be unnecessary. "I think we're doing too much over­screening," says...
  • Some alternative methods can help treat, prevent headaches

    Q: I have frequent headaches. I don't like taking pain relievers. I've been told that vitamins can help prevent headaches. Is this true? What about other natural products? A: My first advice is to make an appointment with your primary care clinician....
  • A pill to prevent breast cancer? Yes, for certain women, panel says

    A pill to prevent breast cancer? Yes, for certain women, panel says
    Women with a higher-than-usual risk for developing breast cancer should consider taking one of two medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration to reduce that risk, a federal panel has concluded. But the medications, which can raise a woman'...
  • Get back pain relief with new exercises and old drugs

    Q: My husband is getting severe spasms in his lower back, possibly as a result of twisting wrong while doing sit-ups. He's getting no relief from ibuprofen. Is there an over-the-counter alternative? A: If your husband's back pain developed after doing...