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What Women Need to Know About Their Bones (Video)

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.

Crohn’s and Bones: Avoid Osteoporosis Risk

If you have Crohn’s disease, you are more at risk for low bone mineral density, or osteoporosis. This means your chance of breaking your bones is much greater. The good news is there are ways to prevent this, including simple vitamin and mineral supplements. But first, your doctor needs to determine if these are right … Read More

Tobacco: No Healthy Alternative

Nine million Americans use smokeless tobacco.  Users are often under the impression that smokeless tobacco is “safer” than inhaled alternatives.  The truth is, there are 28 cancer-causing toxins in smokeless products. What is it, and what are its effects? Smokeless tobacco is not burned.  Most people chew or suck the tobacco in their mouth and … Read More

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