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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


4 Facts About Parathyroid Disease

Tags: calcium, hyperparathyroidism, kidney stones, parathyroid disorders, thyroid awareness month 2013, vitamin D

Learn the basics about parathyroid disease — including its relationship with low calcium, Vitamin D and kidney stones.


Calcium, Vitamin D and Bone Health

Tags: breakfast, calcium, Competitive Edge, milk, morning, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

Milk does indeed do a body good. Learn how dairy consumption improves bone health and how you can get your kids to consume more of it.

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Can a Vitamin Meet Your Body’s Needs? (Diet Myth 2)

Tags: calcium, diet, folic acid, healthy diet, multivitamins, vitamin c, vitamin D, vitamins

We’re tackling the top 6 diet myths. This week's question: When it comes to the vitamins and nutrients our bodies need to thrive, can a pill beat what nature provides?

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Common Vitamin Supplements: Good or Bad for Your Heart?

Tags: calcium, diet, heart, nutrition, prevention, research, vitamin D

For years, people have been taking calcium supplements to prevent bone loss and stave off osteoporosis. While they may decrease your risk for a fracture, a recent study has found that calcium supplements can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Keeping Kids Hydrated

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, hydration is critical. A dietitian gives popular drinks a ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down.’


Is Calcium a Patriot or a Traitor?

Tags: bone health, calcium, calcium CITRATE supplements, dental health

A women's health expert weighs the pros and cons of this crucial mineral.