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Osteoporosis

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  • Amgen reaches deal to buy Onyx for $10.4 billion

    After being spurned two months ago, biotech giant Amgen Inc. said it has reached a $10.4-billion deal for Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., which has developed a promising drug to fight blood cancer. Amgen, based in Thousand Oaks, will pay $125 per share for...
  • Red-wine vinegar can help moderate blood sugar spike

     Red-wine vinegar can help moderate blood sugar spike
    Q: Is there any truth to the theory that taking 2 teaspoons of red-wine vinegar at lunch and again at dinner reduces blood sugar? Do you have any suggestions for controlling blood sugar? My doctor says I have prediabetes. A: There is some evidence...
  • Government explores early release for more aging prisoners

    Government explores early release for more aging prisoners
    MINERSVILLE, Pa. — He hobbled down the dark tiled hallway, leaning heavily on his black wooden cane. His feet shuffled, his hands shook, and finally 85-year-old Benjamin Share nearly collapsed into a chair in the prison visitation room....
  • 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'...
  • The darling becomes the pariah

    There's a new scarlet letter in town. Actually, it's the same letter -- "A" -- but it stands for a different word that's increasingly regarded as shameful: Austerity. The darling idea of 2010 and 2011 has become the pariah concept of 2012. Once a...
  • Doctors disagree on value of Vitamin D supplements

    Q: I'm 70 years old. Should I be taking a vitamin D supplement? A: Vitamin D is essential to maintain bone health. A below-normal blood level increases your risk of osteoporosis, falls and fractures. As many as 1 out of 3 people in the United States have...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Not everyone with thinning bones will develop osteoporosis

    Q: My doctor just told me I have thin bones. She calls the problem "osteopenia." Does this mean I'll definitely develop osteoporosis? A: Osteopenia means "too little bone." Osteoporosis, on the other hand, is an advanced form of osteopenia in which the...
  • Let's talk menopause

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Menopause is the point in time when a woman's menstrual periods stop. Some people call the years leading up to a woman's last period...
  • EatingWell: When you were born may influence your chances of ciliac disease

    If you go to the grocery store you'll probably notice that gluten-free products are more widespread than ever--everything from bread and pasta to chips and dessert now has a gluten-free version. (Gluten is a protein primarily found in foods containing...