Don’t Give Up the Milk! (Video)

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Holly L. Thacker, MD, talks about how young women should give more thought to their bone health, and much earlier in life, than many actually do. If you’re in this camp, maybe you’re not aware that you can grow bone density all the way up to ages 25 to 30! To maximize bone growth, get plenty of calcium and vitamin D — milk is one obvious source — and exercise.

Speaking of Women’s Health


Holly L. Thacker, MD

Holly L. Thacker, MD, Director of the Center for Specialized Women's Health and Executive Director of Speaking of Women’s Health, is nationally known for her leadership in women's health.
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    These are great and actually simple tips provided by Dr. Thacker. To add to Dr. Thacker’s point about sun protection daily, against UVA and UVB rays – look for a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 (recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation – can obviously go up and some dermatologists recommend an SPF of at least 30) – that will indicate that the product protects against both UVA and UVB rays. SPF is only a measure of protection against UVB rays. UVB rays can cause sunburns while UVA rays can cause skin aging.