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Vitamins B12 and D: Two Nutrients You Need for Optimum Health.

Your body requires many nutrients to function optimally, and two very important ones are vitamins B12 and D. As you get older, it becomes more likely that you’ll be deficient in one or both of these vitamins. Let’s take a look at the functions of these vitamins, why deficiencies may

Ease Anxiety and Your Bone Health May Benefit

Up to 14 percent of older adults meet the criteria for diagnosis with an anxiety disorder, according to the National Council on Aging. About 27 percent are thought to have anxiety symptoms that are not considered severe enough for an official diagnosis of anxiety, but which interfere with their quality

Strengthen Your Bones With Weight-Bearing Exercise

If you are a postmenopausal woman, you are at risk for osteoporosis—having weak, brittle bones that increase your odds of fracturing a bone. The good news is, doing simple exercises a few days a week can improve your bone strength and reduce your fracture risk.

“The effect of exercise on bone

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Non-Invasive Treatment May Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) has shown promise in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental health disorders, and a study has found that this non-invasive treatment also may be effective in alleviating multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms. Treatment with dTMS involves placing

Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

What is osteoporosis? Think of it this way: Healthy bones are in a state of continuous breakdown and rebuilding. This process, called remodeling, is performed by specialized cells called osteoclasts, which resorb (break down) old bone, and osteoblasts, which form new bone.
In young adults, remodeling happens in a balanced fashion

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“Overlapping Surgery” a Risk for Seniors
A recent study (JAMA Internal Medicine, Dec. 4, 2017) suggests that a practice called “overlapping surgery” may raise the risk for complications in older adults having hip surgery. Overlapping typically involves a senior surgeon performing the more complex aspects of an operation, and then beginning

Look to Your Lifestyle For Stronger Bones

Postmenopausal women are at risk for osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weak, brittle bones that are more vulnerable to fracture. In order to maintain and/or build your bone strength, two lifestyle strategies are needed: getting weight-bearing exercise and eating a healthy diet.
How Exercise Builds Bone
Weight-bearing exercise creates strain on bones,

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