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Q: My 83-year-old mother has advanced osteoporosis. She and I recently read several articles touting the benefits of vitamin K2. Does it help strengthen bones? If so, what is the recommended daily dose? Are there side effects? A: Vitamin K is … more
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Melissa Prouty pores over patient charts at her Bennington office, and clearly has a lot on her mind these days. Her thoughts are not just on her work as a family nurse practitioner, but also as a mother who is starting to … more
Q: Just how bad is it to give kids fruit juice before they turn 1? A: Fruit juice has been touted as "part of a nutritious breakfast" for years. As a child, I was told that juice was good for me, providing me with vitamin C. After all, it was a … more
UTRECHT, Netherlands — Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop … more
There are many reasons that people avoid exercise. Time is an obvious one. Our lives are already busy - who has time to work out? Money is another common excuse. Gym memberships and equipment can get pricey.People often wonder what type of exercise … more
Q: Ever since the news about lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, I've wondered about the water in my own home. I live in Oklahoma, and our house was built in 1988. Should I be worried? A: You've asked a timely question that, … more
NEW YORK — A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat … more
Q: I read that you can use your own stem cells to rejuvenate worn-out knees. Does this really work? A: "Worn out" is a good way to term what happens to the knee joint with prolonged use. Let's look at how this happens, starting with cartilage. The … more
The aging of the Baby Boom generation and a sharp rise in the incidence of diabetes and obesity in the larger population have literally opened a stubborn wound — a dramatic increase in the prevalence of chronic wounds that resist basic … more
PASADENA, Calif. — When I arrived for my first mammogram it didn't take long for my sense of secrecy to shatter.Behind the counter were five young women, unoccupied and anxious to help."Andrew Dalton, appointment for 8:45," I say."What for?" … more
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