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How to Make Bones Strong: What You Can Do

About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and 44 million people who have low bone density are at risk for the condition, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Osteoporosis can have serious ramifications, since it results in poor bone quality that increases the risk for fractures. Therefore, it's important to know … Read More

Perfect Your Posture for Better Spine Health

As you get older, several factors can cause a rounding of your upper back and a hunched posture. Known as “dowager’s hump,” the condition is officially called kyphosis, and it’s thought to affect as many as 40 percent of older adults. It isn't clear what causes kyphosis, but arthritis of … Read More

Pyrilinks-D: A Simple Bone Loss Test Option

Are you currently losing bone at an accelerated rate? Bone loss is much easier to prevent than to reverse, so wouldn’t you rather start treatment before you have actual bone loss? Or, if you already know you have low bone density and are trying to improve your bone health, how … Read More

Osteoporosis in Men: What to Eat to Avoid a Broken Hip

Osteoporosis in men is much more common—and more deadly—than most people recognize. Twenty to thirty percent of the more than 340,000 Americans who suffer a broken hip each year are men. Male hip fracture patients are generally 2 to 4 years younger than female patients, less healthy, and more likely … Read More

Ice or Heat? For Back Pain, It Depends

Using ice or heat for back pain is a simple, drug-free treatment approach that can be very effective. Which one suits you best will depend on your individual back pain and, specifically, whether your aches and pains are chronic or acute. Chronic pain may result from slow-developing conditions that cause … Read More

Senior Citizen Help: Hips, Knees, and the Aging Process

Many factors can influence our mobility, particularly our joints and muscles and our balance. Our skeletal system is the scaffolding of our body, providing structure and support. Joints are the parts of the bodies where different bones come together, allowing our skeletons to move. Healthy joints contain cartilage, synovial membranes, … Read More

Unique Ingredient Improves HDL Cholesterol Numbers by 30%

Fajitas, roast, chili, soup… What do all these cuisines have in common?  By eating them, you may be able to raise your HDL “good” cholesterol numbers. Research from Tufts University reveals that eating onions daily can increase HDL cholesterol levels by as much as 30%. That’s huge! For example, if your … Read More

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