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Calcium Supplements Linked to Higher Risk for Colon Polyps
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Calcium Supplements Linked to Higher Risk for Colon Polyps

A new study finds that daily calcium supplements that may help weak bones are linked to an increased risk for colon polyps.

Menopause and Osteoporosis: How to Take Charge of Your Bone Health
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Menopause and Osteoporosis: How to Take Charge of Your Bone Health

The sharp decline in estrogen that comes around menopause leads to a weakening of women's bones. That's why it's important to know how to take charge of your bone health and prevent fractures.

Drug That Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Won't Help Osteoarthritis
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Drug That Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Won't Help Osteoarthritis

Plaquenil, a drug that has been shown to help ease rheumatoid arthritis pain, failed to help people suffering from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritic joint pain.

If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too
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If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too

As the baby boomer population ages, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease will double by 2060, researchers report.

Pain Relief for Achy Joints
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Pain Relief for Achy Joints

Joint pain often comes with age, either from injury, overuse, disease or normal wear and tear. It may be inevitable, but there are ways to ease the pain.

A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?
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A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?

Tiny pellets could treat arthritic knee pain, delaying the need for knee replacement surgery, a small study has found.

'Bone Cement': A Non-Surgical Option for Painful Joints?
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'Bone Cement': A Non-Surgical Option for Painful Joints?

Injecting a calcium-based cement into the bones of some people with knee or hip pain could help them avoid joint replacement surgery, Ohio State University doctors say.

Arthritis Is Not Just a Disease for the Old
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Arthritis Is Not Just a Disease for the Old

More younger Americans experience the aches and pains of arthritis than once thought.

Recommendations to Prevent Falls
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Recommendations to Prevent Falls

Falls and fractures are a major cause of disability in old age. An influential U.S. medical task force is recommending exercise and, in some cases, medical evaluation to help seniors stay on their feet.

Calcium Supplements Linked to Higher Risk for Colon Polyps
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Calcium Supplements Linked to Higher Risk for Colon Polyps

A new study finds that daily calcium supplements that may help weak bones are linked to an increased risk for colon polyps.

Rain May Not Cause Achy Joints After All
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Rain May Not Cause Achy Joints After All

Many people insist their joints ache more when it rains. But that popular notion might be all wet, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Osteoporosis
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Health Tip: Help Prevent Osteoporosis

More than 10 million Americans, mostly women, have osteoporosis, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says.

Why Does Diabetes Increase Fracture Risk in Seniors?
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Why Does Diabetes Increase Fracture Risk in Seniors?

Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why.