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Life Is Not a Premortality Condition, and Death Is Not Treatment Failure

Allen Frances | Posted 06.21.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

When you look hard and long enough for an abnormal lab test value, eventually you will find it -- too often a meaningless false-positive outlier that, left alone, would have no impact on your life. The unnecessary testing and treatments triggered by incidental findings carry substantial harms and risks. In your effort to achieve a perfectly healthy body, you wind up hurting your health.

Natural Path to Healthier Bones

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

If you can make healthy anti-inflammatory lifestyle changes along with having an astute integrative practitioner guiding you while you are being safely monitored by your regular doctor, you'll probably be happy with your bone health results in the next few years.

'My Breasts Are Big And Full Of Promise, A Promise My Ovaries Will Never Keep'

Sue Fagalde Lick | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
Sue Fagalde Lick

My breasts are big and full of promise, a promise that my ovaries will never keep. This is the body of a woman who never had children. How is it different from yours?

Life After 50: Breaking Free From Breaking Bones

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

There's a silent and stealthy disease you may not even know you have... until you fall. A new study reveals that the prevalence of low bone density and the risk of breaking a bone are far greater among people over 50 than previously realized.

Make No Bones About It: 50 Percent of Post50 Women (and 25 Percent of Men) Will Break One Because of This Disease

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.21.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The key to beating osteoporosis is doing a few simple things that will keep your bones strong: eat calcium-rich foods, get an adequate amount of Vitamin D, and do strength-training exercises several times a week.

Life After 50: This Could Be the Most Important Exercise You'll Ever Do

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

When I turned 50 a few years ago, I looked in the mirror and said, "Now what?"

Were Women's Bone Scans Bone Scams?

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Women are in such danger of osteoporosis they need regular bone scans. But a recent article reveals that the warnings don't apply to 90 percent of women who have been getting the scans -- and the bone drugs the scans were designed to sell -- for no reason.

Should Women Take Calcium And Vitamin D Or Not?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

One of my patients recently brought in a mainstream magazine piece that cited an article from a medical journal regarding calcium increasing risk for heart attacks.

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.

Women, Weights and Osteoporosis

Rachel Cosgrove | Posted 01.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachel Cosgrove

Women have followed low-nutrient diets, along with over-exercising. These approaches may have caused more damage to their bodies, possibly even putting themselves into increased risk for osteoporosis.

Time to Bone Up on Osteoporosis Treatment Controversies

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

With federal regulators scrutinizing the safety of medications taken by five million Americans for the health of their bones, it's a perfect time to talk about the prevalent condition for which doctors prescribe them: osteoporosis.

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.

Shedding Light on Sunny LA's Vitamin D Deficiency

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Unfortunately, there is a pandemic of vitamin D insufficiency around the world, and those of us living in sunny Los Angeles are not immune from the problem.

Osteoporotic Fractures Increase Risk of Dying by 300%

Dr. John Neustadt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. John Neustadt

Breaking a hip or vertebrae increases your risk of dying.

It's Time to Change the Discussion About Osteoporosis

Dr. John Neustadt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. John Neustadt

May marks Osteoporosis Awareness Month, and this year, let's shift the focus from increasing bone density to reducing fracture risk.