Posts Tagged ‘Bone Health’

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Nitroglycerin Could Help Strengthen Bones in Older Women

Posted: 02/25/2011 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

Nitrates are well-known for relieving chest pain. But according to a recent study, they may also be an inexpensive way to strengthen bones in older women. In the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 243 … Read more

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Vitamin D and Calcium: How Much Do You Need?

Posted: 01/11/2011 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

In response to recent studies on vitamin D, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently issued new guidelines on vitamin D and calcium consumption. Although the panel said  more research is needed to determine the role vitamin D might play in … Read more

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Extra Vitamin D Unnecessary For Most People, Experts Find

Posted: 11/30/2010 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

It”s not uncommon to encounter health information that recommends taking high amounts of vitamin D. But an expert panel recently reported that most people already have adequate amounts of it — and that overloading on the vitamin could actually be … Read more

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Vibrations Can Help Bone Density, Study Finds

Posted: 10/26/2010 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

Talk about giving new meaning to the phrase “good vibrations.” According to a recent study by the Medical College of Georgia, a daily dose of whole body vibration could help reduce the usual bone density loss that occurs with age. Twelve … Read more

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Healthy Vitamin D Levels Crucial to Healing After Orthopedic Surgery

Posted: 10/26/2010 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

Patients need healthy vitamin D levels to heal properly following orthopedic surgery. Yet, in a recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 43 percent of patients scheduled to undergo surgery had insufficient levels of … Read more