Child drinking water

Best Beverages for Your Kids to Drink in Hot Weather

Tags: calcium, dehydration, diet, drinks, summer safety, vitamin D

Whether your child is dripping with sweat from playing tag in the hot sun or from playing basketball in the gym, it's critical for moms and dads to make sure their youngsters drink enough fluids in the summertime.


Tofu Meatballs

Recipe: Tofu Italian ‘Meatballs’

Tags: calcium, healthy diet, Recipes, vegetarian

For a twist on the traditional, try this recipe the next time you crave Italian. You’ll eat fewer calories, less fat and less cholesterol. And as a bonus, the tofu is a good source of calcium.


Vitamins

Are You Taking Too Much Calcium, A or D?

Tags: calcium, healthy diet, vitamin a, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency, vitamins and supplements

We take vitamins and minerals for our health, but taking doses that are too high may have the opposite effect! It's especially important to stay within recommended doses for calcium, and vitamins A and D.


Glass of Milk

Best for Your Heart: Calcium From Food

Tags: calcium, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, osteoporosis

Doctors balance risk versus reward in prescribing calcium supplements: Calcium supplements can help brittle bones, but possible links with heart disease raise red flags. A calcium-rich diet is a safe option for CAD patients.


plaque in artery illustration

Study Finds Smarter Predictions for Heart Attack Risk

Tags: arteries, blood clots, calcium, computed tomography (CT) scans, heart attack, stroke

When plaque calcifies inside the coronary arteries, it puts you at higher risk for heart attack or stroke. A new study finds that knowing just how dense these plaques are may help doctors better predict who is at greater risk.


vitamin d

Do You Really Need to Take Vitamin D Supplements?

Tags: breastfeeding, calcium, geriatric, geriatric health, kidney disease, osteoporosis, parathyroid disorders, pregnancy, steroids, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

What should you make of recent research showing no benefit to taking vitamin D supplements to prevent osteoporosis? Our bone health experts advise you to check with your doctor before you stop.


Aging couple

5 Osteoporosis Assumptions: Myth or Fact?

Tags: bone density, Bone loss, calcium, exercise, myths, osteoporosis, vitamin D

Sadly, the first time many people think about osteoporosis is after their first bone fracture. The more you know about this disease of weakened bones, the better you can prevent it.


Calcium label

3 Simple Tips for Reading a Calcium Label

Tags: calcium, osteoporosis, supplements

Learn how to sort through supplement options to get the right dose of this crucial mineral.


Weights for bone strength

7 Tips for Healthy Bones

Tags: calcium, diet, exercise, osteopenia, osteoporosis, vitamin D

You can take steps to halt the “thinning” of your bones, called osteopenia, and prevent osteoporosis.


bear stuffed animal with broken arm

Kids and Broken Bones

Tags: arthritis, broken bone, calcium, fracture, ligaments, orthopaedic, skeleton, x-ray

Growing young bones need immediate attention after injury to avoid crooked or misshapen bones or arthritis later in life.