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The Big Bone Lie – Don’t Believe the Hype!

Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with osteopenia and it may not be true. Our bones, designed to carry us upright for our entire lifetime, naturally build-up and break-down along the way. …

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5 Medical Tests Every Boomer Woman Should Have

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor Women tend to take care of everyone else in their lives, at the expense of their own health. Oftentimes we don't maintain doctor visits for ours…

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Surprising Nutrient Deficiency Linked to Osteoporosis

When most people think of osteoporosis, they assume it is caused by a calcium deficiency.  While there’s no doubt that calcium plays a role in the disease, the incidence of osteoporosis is highest in …

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9 Surprising Reasons to Love Tomatoes

‘Tis the season for tomatoes—lots of them.  If you have a garden, you may already be enjoying the harvest of your tomato plants.  If not, there are many reasons to stop at your local market and pick s…

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Dangerous Vitamin D Supplement Mistake

Photo Courtesy Of:  BananaStock/Thinkstock Drisdol is the synthetic form of vitamin D2; the form of vitamin D typically prescribed by doctors. But this is not the type produced by your body in r…

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Dry Mouth May Be Linked to Osteoporosis

What do low estrogen, low calcium, dry throat and dry mouth have in common? At first it doesn't seem like a lot. But a recent study published in the journal Menopause showed that women in menopause wh…

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A Crucial Nutrient for Heart Health & Bone Strength

The past decade has brought an explosion of research revealing the many beneficial roles vitamin D plays in keeping you healthy. But there's a new kid on the block that could end up being "the …

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The Great Health Vitamin: Are You Getting Enough?

Do you know which vitamin is imperative to healthy bones and muscles, helps maintain hormone balance, ensures proper sleep, helps the nervous system manage stress, and is even linked to balanced moo…

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9 Symptoms of Perimenopause

While many girls get at least a bare bones education about their bodies and the impending changes that will be brought about by puberty -- even if it's only through that embarrassing "health" class ta…

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3 Ways to Get Vitamin D When the Sun is Hiding

By Sara Novak, Planet Green It's been one of the worst winters that I can remember. In fact, last week my native Columbia, S.C. got 4 inches of snow. For the rest of the country that may seem m…

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