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Mind Your Bones
Older adults are commonly prescribed drugs to strengthen their bones and combat injury. But these may be unnecessary when it comes to preventing one dangerous ailment.
Milk May Not Protect Against Fractures, Death
Past research and advertising campaigns suggested that milk made bones stronger and improved overall health. But new research suggests that may not be true.
Fracture Was Hard to Predict in Some Postmenopausal Women
Screening tools can help doctors predict which postmenopausal women may have a broken bone due to osteoporosis in the next few years. But those tools may not accurately predict fracture risk in younger postmenopausal women.
Red Wine May Improve Bone Density
People with low bone density may want to raise a glass of red wine. A recent study on red wine's natural compounds says drink up.
Bone Fragility Fractures Could Increasingly Affect Men
Weakened bones from osteoporosis can lead to hip and other fractures. Although it’s commonly thought of as a problem only aging women face, new research suggests that, because osteoporosis is underdiagnosed in men, they face a higher risk of death following a hip fracture.
Things You Should Know About Prednisone
Prednisone is used to treat many conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and asthma. Here are some important things to know about prednisone.
Beer: The Health Benefits and Consequences
Many Americans enjoy their alcohol, spending close to $99 billion every year on beer alone. Here’s a list of potential health benefits and consequences of beer consumption.
The Vital Role of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a nutrient that the body needs to maintain overall good health. Here are nine reasons why vitamin D plays a vital role in your health.
The Benefits of Drinking Tea
Tea comes in four varieties and can provide a host of health benefits. Here are some of the potential health benefits of drinking tea.
Hard Facts About Soft Drinks
Soft drinks are extremely popular beverages among both children and adults in the US. They are far from healthy, however.