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Bone Density

Heavy Marijuana Use May Be Bad For Your Bones

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living

People who regularly smoke large amounts of marijuana may be more susceptible to bone fractures than people who don’t use the drug, according to a n...

Too Much of a Good thing

Medical Discovery News | Posted 06.16.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Parents worry if their children are getting a good diet that will allow them to grow up healthy and strong. I...

Jump for Joy... And Better Health!

Estelle Underwood | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Estelle Underwood

In all my years of working with private clients, never have I initially assessed someone to find out that one of the ways they get cardiovascular exer...

Vitamin D: Don't Overdo a Good Thing

Tod Cooperman, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Tod Cooperman, M.D.

If you don't get much sun exposure and don't consume vitamin D from fortified foods, such as dairy foods, you may be deficient. Taking 400 to 1,000 IU is very safe. Otherwise, don't overdo a good thing.

7 Secrets To Stronger Bones

Dr. Veronica Anderson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Veronica Anderson

Osteoporosis, a disease in which the bones become brittle or fragile, affects approximately 10 million Americans. This problem is most common in post-...

The Roller Coaster Ride to Living: My Bones or My Breasts?

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

It's time for another decision in the roller coaster ride to survivorship. Do I worry more about recurring breast cancer or a fracture from falling, as each can be fatal?

Yagana Shah

Happier Life Has Surprising Impact On Bone Health | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.14.2015 | Fifty

If there's a single resolution you should make, it should be to boost your contentment with life. While many people try (and fail) to keep popular res...

Unfit and Proud of It!

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

People need to be shown, not told, how their lifestyle is helping or hurting their health. Everyone accepts the necessity of medical testing to detect the early stages of disease. Shouldn't the early stages of physical decline also be included so that positive interventions can be started before it becomes necessary to order the cane, walker or wheelchair?

12 Reasons to Try Tai Chi

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Taking five minutes to practice Tai Chi out of the 1,440 minutes given to you in each day is truly not that much. And when you consider the mountain of scientific evidence supporting health benefits from Tai Chi, it seems like a great deal.

The Impact of Smoking on Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

If you've been having trouble breaking up with cigarettes, I have some helpful information that you need to know regarding the dangers of smoking. Unlike that "bad boy" in college, smoking can really do permanent damage to your health, especially if you're going through menopause.

6 Easy Steps To Stronger Bones

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Here at Huff/Post50 we've written about the ways your body gets stronger as you age-- you get fewer colds, enjoy better sex, and have clearer skin, ju...

How to Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong -- Part 1

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

Good bone health is a matter of balance. To maintain healthy bones we must take in enough of the right bone building nutrients and avoid taking in too many bone robbing substances. And we must balance the non-active parts of our lives with activities that encourage strong bones.

Why Weight Gain After Menopause?

Estelle Underwood | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Estelle Underwood

Menopause is a naturally occurring physiological process that we don't need to fear. And if you haven't begun an exercise program yet, menopause is yet one more incentive to begin now and enjoy the endless benefits that exercise has to offer.

Study Finds Surprising Strategy To Reduce Bone Loss In Post 50 Women

Posted 07.12.2012 | Fifty

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 07/11/2012 on Life's Little Mysteries Later in life, drinking one to two alcoholic drinks daily may curb bone lo...

Bone Density May Predict Cognitive Decline

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

If a woman has low bone density, the new study results suggest that discussing estrogen treatment with their physician may be a useful option, especially if she is relatively early in the postmenopausal stage.

More Is Not Always Better

Susan M. Love | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

When it comes to medicine, all too often we think, "Well, if a little is good for you then more must be better!" But three recently published studies underscore why, when it comes to our health, more may actually be more than we need.

A Pint A Day To Keep Osteoporosis Away?

Posted 12.18.2011 | Fifty

Milk has a long standing, celebrity-studded ad campaign, and in the alcoholic beverage realm, red wine has been stealing the spotlight as of late. How...

Can Body Vibration Machines Help You Get Fit?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 09.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

Vibration technology is slowly but surely becoming a sought after trend in the fitness world.

8 Workouts That Strengthen Your Bones (PHOTOS)

AOL Health | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Strong bones take work. Aside from adequate vitamin D and calcium, bones require challenging, weight-bearing exercise to remain sturdy. Easy, light wo...

Weekly Health Tip: Build Up Your Bones

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, MD, Alexander Tsiaras,and There seems to be no part of your body so impenetrable and permanent as ...

A Diet That Protects Against Osteoporosis

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

While for years, doctors have been recommending dietary calcium as the best way to ward off osteoporosis, many studies cast doubt on this idea.

True Prevention is the Solution to Our Healthcare Crisis

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Erika Schwartz

Prevention is about staying healthy and not being scared into having unnecessary tests. It is about spending fewer dollars on health care and more on good, clean, healthy living.

Got Acid Reflux? Will Your Medicine Break Your Bones??

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

What is Acid Reflux, really?

Recession or Deprivation? What Happens When You Give Up The Very Things That May Help You Thrive?

Brooke Siler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brooke Siler

It's simply hard to convince most people that Pilates isn't a luxury but a necessity when it comes to thriving in tough times