| May 1, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Vitamin D is one of the most widely used supplements. Doctors have long recommended it along with calcium to help prevent bone fractures. However, recent studies have cast doubt on vitamin D’s benefits for healthy women. With sales of vitamin D at...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
New studies suggest that you might be better off getting calcium from foods--dairy products, soy foods and green vegetables--instead of supplements.
For years we've been advised to consume ample calcium to protect our bones and combat osteoporosis. Not...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - I see a lot of gluten-free foods in the grocery store. Should all of us be eating gluten-free? the participant asked me. I was answering some questions after teaching a nutrition class.
That depends. If you have celiac disease, then you...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I'm concerned about my bone density because I was told I have osteopenia. Are all calcium supplements the same? Do you have other recommendations? — A.F., New York
Dear A.F.: Osteopenia, or lower-than-normal bone density, is...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:15 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - America's ageing population is posing special challenges, fitness experts say, because it is difficult to design effective workout routines for people with such a wide range of abilities.
For one 70-year-old, the goal may be to run a...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:46 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Soybeans originated in Southeast Asia and were cultivated by the Chinese as early as 1100 BC. It didn't take long for the world to catch on to this versatile crop -- since then used for such products as animal feed, in automobile production, including...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:53 PM
In recent weeks, the big unanswered question about skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn as she headed toward the 2014 Winter Olympics was whether the rumors about her dating Tiger Woods were true.
Vonn and her publicists had succeeded in doing a nifty verbal...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:14 PM
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...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - I chuckled as I read a Facebook friend's comments about her ongoing relationship with a shovel this winter. She described him (the shovel) as pushy and stubborn. One of her friends suggested that she dump him.
We had a blizzard in...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Bill Merrill of Berlin was on medication that caused severe dry mouth.
"It caused me to need to have all of my teeth removed in two years," he said in a telephone interview. He got dentures. "My top denture was fine but the bottom denture flopped...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q. I'm 72 and in good health, but I am lactose intolerant and can't drink milk to obtain calcium. Should I take calcium supplements?
A. Osteoporosis (low bone density) is less common in men than women, although one in 15 men will have a hip or spinal...