Another reason to keep the weight off: knee pain and the risk of surgery

December 2013. When it comes to knees giving out or having problems, it turns out that excess weight is just as bad as or maybe worse than getting older. Changes in diet and exercise can reduce your pain and help you avoid or delay surgery. Continue reading

Which medications, tests, and treatments should you really get? Recommendations for “Choosing Wisely”

When it comes to our health we often want to know as much as possible. But sometimes there is just too much information on what to do to stay healthy. Continue reading

Preventing Hip Fracture: Do Supplements Help?

In 2012, calcium and vitamin D made headlines in the health world when many new studies on the effectiveness and safety of supplements were released. Read more about these nutrients and why you should or should not take supplements. Continue reading

Osteoporosis: How to avoid it and how to treat it

Osteoporosis is a silent disease that causes the bones to thin and weaken to a point where they break more easily, particularly the hip, spine and wrist. Why should YOU be concerned? What are the causes? How may it be prevented and treated? What are the risks and benefits of various medications? This article seeks to answer such questions based on recent research. Continue reading