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Osteoporosis

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  • How to determine what medical screening is necessary

    How to determine what medical screening is necessary
    There has been a lot of news about medical tests lately. Physicians are coming out against unnecessary testing and screenings to save patients time, money and health risks. As a senior, how do you know which tests or screenings you should have done, and...
  • Pool exercise may build strength, reduce falls

    Pool exercise may build strength, reduce falls
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who did a high-intensity aquatic workout for six months increased their strength and suffered fewer falls, in a new study that suggests bone- and muscle-building resistance can be achieved with the right kinds of water...
  • Thieves throw disabled Dallas woman from wheelchair then steal the chair

    Thieves throw disabled Dallas woman from wheelchair then steal the chair
    Getting around is a challenge for 66 year old Patricia Slaughter. She has a host of health problems and can only walk short distances. "I have osteoporosis; I am diabetic; I have had two heart attacks; I've got a stint in my heart and I have high blood...
  • Cortisone Injections OK on Bones

    Cortisone Injections OK on Bones
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the effects of cortisone injections on bones? Can their use lead to osteoporosis? ANSWER: Some steroid medications have been associated with osteoporosis in certain situations. The steroids found in a cortisone or similar...
  • Dread the weigh-in? Researchers propose a new (scale-free) way to measure obesity (but you still may be too fat)

    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...
  • Calcium Supplements Linked to Heart Attacks

    Calcium Supplements Linked to Heart Attacks
    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...
  • Too much of a good vitamin

     
    When wintertime comes around, questions about getting enough vitamin D often arise. Since the primary source of vitamin D is the sun, it's a legitimate concern as we work through the short and cold days of the season. But new research is coming that...
  • Be Well program promotes health in Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg

     
    Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates park districts are working with Alexian Brothers Health System to offer free screenings and seminars as part of a summer of …...
  • The ‘icing’ on shopping

     
    Quick, where can you twirl on skates, get screened for osteoporosis and do your holiday shopping, all in one stop? The answer is a new …...
  • Cataracts linked to allergy, other meds

    Cataracts linked to allergy, other meds
    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...
  • Microneedles could replace the syringe

    Microneedles could replace the syringe
    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...
  • Senior Living: Warning signs for bone loss

    Senior Living: Warning signs for bone loss
    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...