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Calcium

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  • Doctors disagree on value of Vitamin D supplements

    Q: I'm 70 years old. Should I be taking a vitamin D supplement? A: Vitamin D is essential to maintain bone health. A below-normal blood level increases your risk of osteoporosis, falls and fractures. As many as 1 out of 3 people in the United States have...
  • Heel spurs most common in athletes who stress the tendons in the ankle and foot

    Q: I have heel spurs. The pain is under control, but I worry about this getting worse. What causes heel spurs? Does it have to do with ingesting too much calcium? How about a vitamin deficiency? A: A heel spur is an x-ray finding in which there's a bit...
  • Take steps now to prevent losing height later

    Q: I'm 68 years old. I used to be 5-foot-6-inches tall. I just visited my doctor and my height was just over 5-foot-4. Will I continue to shrink? What can I do to help stop it? A: Starting at about age 40, people typically lose about half an inch each...
  • Not everyone with thinning bones will develop osteoporosis

    Q: My doctor just told me I have thin bones. She calls the problem "osteopenia." Does this mean I'll definitely develop osteoporosis? A: Osteopenia means "too little bone." Osteoporosis, on the other hand, is an advanced form of osteopenia in which the...
  • Let's talk menopause

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Menopause is the point in time when a woman's menstrual periods stop. Some people call the years leading up to a woman's last period...
  • Pick seeds for flavor and health

    Since the beginning of time, humans have followed the lead of birds by gathering edible seeds for sustenance. Anthropologists believe that our ancient ancestors probably collected and ate just about any seed that wasn't poisonous, storing them away for...
  • Vitamin D could help adolescents avoid stress fractures

    http://www.kidsdr.com I take care of a lot of adolescent girls, including many who are involved in competitive sports. As participation in organized sports and single sports year round has increased, so have overuse injuries. One of the most common...
  • Lactose intolerance uncommon in young children

    A parent emailed me via our iPhone App recently to ask if her child's constipation, which started as he was transitioning from formula to whole milk, could be a sign of lactose intolerance. She was concerned because her son was having very hard stools....
  • Take vitamin supplements with caution: Some may actually cause harm

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that a large study found that most vitamin supplements may actually do more harm than good? What supplements should I avoid? Which are worth taking? I'm 67 and in good health. ANSWER: Advice on vitamin and mineral...
  • EATINGWELL: Chicken Cordon Bleu Burger

    The classic flavors of Chicken Cordon Bleu -- ham, Swiss cheese and thyme -- inspired this easy chicken burger. We like using regular ground chicken, which is a blend of thigh and drumstick meat, to help keep this burger juicy, but feel free to use 100...
  • EATINGWELL: Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp and Asparagus

    The gnocchi cooks right in the skillet, along with shrimp, shallots, asparagus and Parmesan cheese, in this gnocchi recipe. Look for shelf-stable gnocchi near other pasta. Serve with baby arugula salad with vinaigrette and a glass of pinot grigio....