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  1. Estrogen's Benefit on Bone Questioned

    June 12, 2001 -- The main reason the majority of women take hormone replacement therapy after menopause is to prevent the crippling brittle-bone disease osteoporosis as they age. But new research adds to growing concerns that taking estrogen may not be the most effective protection for women over ag

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  2. Broken Leg? Pass the Cortisone!

    May 30, 2001 -- Steroid drugs like dexamethasone, which are similar to cortisone, are a common treatment for a host of conditions, including inflammation due to allergies. New research now shows this drug may actually have a role in treating various bone diseases -- from broken bones to bone disease

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  3. Natural Hormone Fights Bone Loss

    May 9, 2001 -- A treatment for one of today's most troubling conditions among older individuals -- osteoporosis -- may be found right in our own bodies. New research shows that parathyroid hormone, a substance secreted by four glands in the neck, might be the best treatment for osteoporosis yet. Ost

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  4. Gene Therapy Builds New Bone

    April 17, 2001 -- "What can the completion of the Human Genome Project do for me?" It's a question that many of us are asking ourselves. Well, break a bone and find out. Researchers have shown that they can create new bone formation in any bone using gene therapy to implant a gene involved in new bo

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  5. A Saliva Test May Diagnose Osteoporosis Earlier

    April 2, 2001 -- A simple saliva test may one day be able to detect the brittle bone disease osteoporosis earlier -- potentially staving off fractures, a Mississippi researcher reports. Currently, doctors can test for osteoporosis by using a type of X-ray test to measure bone density in various site

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  6. Not For Women Only: Soy May Help Bone Formation in Men At Risk for Osteoporosis

    April 2, 2001 -- Breaking news, guys: Osteoporosis is not just a girl thing anymore. As the U.S. population lives longer, more and more men can expect to confront osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. At present, about two million American men have the disea

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  7. Widely Used Supplement Doesn't Stop Bone Loss

    March 22, 2001 -- Many women in the U.S. and around the world are using the nutritional supplement ipriflavone, hoping it will prevent or limit the loss of bone that often occurs after menopause. Those have been misplaced hopes, apparently, according to a study in the latest Journal of the American

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  8. Designer Estrogen Compares to Real Thing

    March 21, 2001 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Evista may be the estrogen substitute that has all the advantages of estrogen but none of the risks, says Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD, who presented new data here Wednesday at a meeting of the American College of Cardiologists.   In younger women, the female hormon

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  9. Ultrasound Takes Osteoporosis by the Heel

    Feb. 20, 2001 -- New ultrasound devices that take measurements from the heel of the foot and do not use dangerous radiation are expected to put bone health checkups within the reach of many more patients and doctors. British researchers report in the February Journal of Bone and Mineral Research tha

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  10. Drink Your Orange Juice -- It's Good for Your Bones

    Feb. 8, 2001 -- Want to make sure that your bones stay healthy and strong? Then start "boning" up on your vitamin C. Researchers have found that postmenopausal women who took vitamin C supplements had a higher bone density than those who didn't. The highest bone densities were also found in the wome

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