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Bone Drug Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

SATURDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) — A drug used to treat osteoporosis lowered the risk of breast cancer recurrence in premenopausal women with early breast cancer. The Austrian researchers also found that women who took Zometa (zoledronic acid) had a 30 percent lower risk of the cancer spreading to the …

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Are Too Many People Taking Heartburn Drugs?

Istockphoto By Amanda Gardner MONDAY, May 10, 2010 (Health.com) — Too many people in the U.S. may be taking stomach-acid-suppressing drugs such as Nexium and Prevacid, new research suggests. The drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors, help those with serious stomach and digestive problems, but the risks may outweigh the …

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Scientists Find Way to Heal Broken Bones Faster

WEDNESDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) — Stanford researchers have found a way to significantly speed up the healing of broken bones in mice, a feat which, if replicated in humans, could mean people with fractures would be free of their casts a lot sooner. “This has huge implications,” said Dr. …

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FDA Approves Injectable Osteoporosis Drug

Istockphoto By Denise Mann Primary-care doctors now have a new—and potentially more convenient—tool to fight the bone disease osteoporosis. On Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug, Prolia (denosumab), to promote bone strength and prevent fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at high risk. …

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Vitamin D Lowers Bone

Getty Images By Benjamin Plackett WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2012 (Health.com) — If you’re an older person wondering whether to take a vitamin D supplement to keep your bones healthy, it’s understandable if you—and even your doctor—are at a loss. Vitamin D is essential for bone health, but the research on …

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How Do Broken Bones Heal?

Adults are held up by a skeleton composed of 206 bones that protect the body’s vital organs. Though it’s a sturdy frame, it’s vulnerable to problems—think issues like like osteoporosis and stress fractures, says Chad Deal, MD, director of the Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Health at the Cleveland Clinic. …

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For Stronger Bones, Men Should Do This Kind of Exercise

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Men who engage in high-impact physical activity and resistance training as teens and young adults are likely to have greater bone density by middle age, according to new research. Over time, high-impact activities—such as tennis and jogging—help boost bone mass in the hip and …

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