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Osteoporosis

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  • Don't stop calcium with vitamin D if dietary sources are insufficient

    Don't stop calcium with vitamin D if dietary sources are insufficient
    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...
  • Taking time out for exercise pays in spades

    Taking time out for exercise pays in spades
    I don't know any Joneses, and if I did I wouldn't waste my time trying to keep up with them. Not on pointless things like the price of my car, color of my lawn or size of my TV, at least. I do like to compete on the size of my belly though, in that...
  • Can lactose intolerance cause bad breath?

    Can lactose intolerance cause bad breath?
    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...
  • Vitamin D gets frequent testing, but the results are a bit quizzical

    Vitamin D gets frequent testing, but the results are a bit quizzical
    A test for vitamin D that was once reserved for patients with unusual bone fracturing or those at risk for osteoporosis has now found popularity in doctor's offices alongside tests for cholesterol and thyroid hormone during routine bloodwork. Research...
  • Try conservative measures before injections for spinal fracture due to osteoporosis

    Try conservative measures before injections for spinal fracture due to osteoporosis
    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,...
  • Treating menopause symptoms with rhubarb

    Treating menopause symptoms with rhubarb
    Q: I've read several suggestions for hot flashes. My chiropractor recommended a vegetarian supplement derived from rhapontic rhubarb. After the first month of taking it, my hot flashes decreased in severity, and shortly after that they disappeared...
  • Picking your health club

    Picking your health club
    Congratulations! You've decided to start working out. Now you need to decide where to go. There is a health club out there for you. The trick is picking one that serves your needs, because when it comes to health and fitness, one size definitely doesn't...
  • Pantry Raid: A diet of good intentions

    Pantry Raid: A diet of good intentions
    Most of us are too plump and are overly fond of snacks, fast food — and food in general. So why did two lean young women who dine on smoothies and organic fruits and vegetables (how unimpeachable does that sound) seek help cleaning up their act?...
  • How to use the weight room wisely

    How to use the weight room wisely
    Along with cardio and flexibility work, a good strength-training program is essential for a healthy daily life. If you want to safely lug groceries, pick up kids or swing a golf club, strong muscles are key, especially as we age. Studies have shown that...
  • Vitamin D plus calcium tied to longer life

    Vitamin D plus calcium tied to longer life
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who take vitamin D and calcium supplements may live a bit longer than their peers, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that older adults who were given vitamin D and calcium supplements were 9...
  • Thriving through touch

    Thriving through touch
    The woman — in her 80s — hadn't spoken in months. The nursing home staff figured she had lost the ability. But after six silent months of regular massage sessions, massage therapist Dawn Nelson heard a soft voice utter: "That feels good."...
  • Dash diet may reduce need for blood pressure medication

    Dash diet may reduce need for blood pressure medication
    Q: Is the Dash diet effective for extremely high blood pressure? I really want to avoid taking medication. A: Research has found the Dash diet to be an effective way to lower blood pressure in people who have slightly elevated high blood pressure...