| 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...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:12 PM
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...
| Jul 21, 2010
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...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 4:14 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:23 PM
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...
| May 11, 2012
| 4:36 PM
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 …...
| Dec 4, 2010
| 4:33 PM
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 …...
| Jul 31, 2010
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...
| Aug 16, 2010
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...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 2:27 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 5:44 PM
Q. What are steps I can take to prevent or treat osteoporosis?
A. There are things you should do at any age to prevent weakened bones. Eating foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D is important. So is including regular weight-bearing exercise in...