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  • Osteoporosis

    Covers causes and symptoms of osteoporosis in women. Looks at treatment with medicine. Includes steps to slow bone loss with exercise, eating healthy foods, and quitting smoking. Covers protecting yourself from falling to prevent broken bones.

  • Osteoporosis: After Your Fracture

    Learn why taking your osteoporosis medicine is so important.

  • Weight-Bearing Exercises to Maintain Healthy Bones

    Doing weight-bearing exercises throughout your life can help you prevent osteoporosis. They help you build strong bones as a young person. And they help you maintain your bone thickness (density) as an adult. But if you stop exercising, your bones will start to thin. Some weight-bearing exercise is aerobic, such...

  • Hip Problems, Age 12 and Older

    Briefly discusses the hip joint and various causes of hip problems, including pain with movement or weight bearing, conditions causing inflammation, and infections. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

  • Medicines for Bone Loss

    Make sure you know about each of the medicines you take. This includes why you take it, how to take it, what you can expect while you're taking it, and any warnings about the medicine. The information provided here is general. So be sure to read the information that came...

  • Menopause and Your Risk for Other Health Concerns

    Menopause is the point in a woman's life when she has not had her period for 1 year. Menopause is a natural part of growing older. You don't need treatment for it unless your symptoms bother you. But it's a good idea to learn all you can about menopause. Knowing...

  • Senior Health

    Provides links to how-to information on special health concerns of seniors. Includes healthy aging, sexuality, hearing loss, osteoporosis, and walking for fitness. Also covers writing an advance directive.

  • Giant Cell Arteritis

    Covers symptoms of giant cell arteritis, which include vision problems and pain in the jaw. Covers how this condition is treated.

  • Bones, Joints, and Muscles

    Has info on finger, hand, and wrist problems as well as shoulder injuries. Also has info on osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia with links to low back pain exercises and info on tennis elbow surgery.

  • Vitamin D Test

    A vitamin D test measures the amount of vitamin D in the blood. Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. Calcium keeps your bones and muscles healthy and strong. If your muscles don't get enough calcium, they can cramp, hurt, or feel weak. You may have long-term (chronic) muscle...

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