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  • Don't stop calcium with vitamin D if dietary sources are insufficient

    Don't stop calcium with vitamin D if dietary sources are insufficient
    Q: I'm a 58-year-old woman with osteoporosis. I take calcium supplements with vitamin D. Should I stop calcium supplements and vitamin D in light of the new heart and stroke warnings? A: You likely need the supplements unless you're getting enough...
  • What drugs are best to treat high blood pressure in diabetics?

    What drugs are best to treat high blood pressure in diabetics?
    Q: I have diabetes and high blood pressure. Is the combination of lisinopril and amlodipine a good choice? A: Your combination of drugs to treat high blood pressure is one of the best. Many experts consider this their first choice for treating high blood...
  • Alzheimer's disease isn't just for old people

    Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. There is currently no cure, and the only available drug treatments, while masking the initial symptoms — memory loss, difficulties with problem solving and temporal and...
  • Seven Signs You Could Be at Risk of a Brain Attack

    Seven Signs You Could Be at Risk of a Brain Attack
    Stroke can hit like a deadly lightning bolt. And if the victim survives, the aftermath can be debilitating--affecting functioning from movement to speech. While stroke is the third-leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the...
  • Men: Become a Sexy Senior

    Men: Become a Sexy Senior
    Americans are living longer than ever. As the population ages, many senior citizens are burdened with chronic illnesses, but many others remain healthy and active. When scientists investigate aging, they have to distinguish between changes caused by...
  • Gum disease linked to psoriasis: study

    Gum disease linked to psoriasis: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with chronic gum disease seem to be slightly more likely to develop the skin condition psoriasis, according to a new study. Taiwanese researchers found that in a group of more than 230,000 people, those with gum disease...
  • Billboards that highlight black abortion disparity spark debate

    Billboards that highlight black abortion disparity spark debate
    When a Texas minister came to Chicago last month to launch a controversial anti-abortion billboard campaign, he highlighted a statistic that some people found shocking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black women account...
  • Before you eat that doughnut . . .

    Before you eat that doughnut . . .
    There are zillions of tips floating around about how to lose weight, boost your metabolism and stay healthy. We polled registered dietitians and nutritionists to find their top 10: Eat breakfast: In order to gain weight, Japanese sumo wrestlers don't eat...
  • Changing to a vegan diet is possible with planning

    Changing to a vegan diet is possible with planning
    As people look to live more healthful lifestyles, many are contemplating meat-free diets. But becoming vegan or vegetarian can seem daunting as people try to figure out what to eat to get all the proper nutrients. Ingrid Beardsley, registered dietitian at...
  • Older working women may be healthier as a result

    Older working women may be healthier as a result
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who work tend be in better health than their unemployed counterparts, according to a new study from South Korea. Researchers found that employed postmenopausal women were about 34 percent less likely to...
  • If you don't snooze, you lose

    If you don't snooze, you lose
    Longer days — at least for me — mean time for long evening workouts, but I need to be careful. Enthusiasm for exercise is fabulous, but athletes can sabotage their fitness goals if it causes them to hit the sack much later. New findings by...