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Estrogen Replacement Therapy For Osteoporosis

Estrogen Replacement Therapy For Osteoporosis

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 16:38

For decades, estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) was considered the only preventive measure for osteoporosis. Unfortunately, it was only available for women, some of whom were soon excluded as the risk of uterine cancer became known. Still estrogen may play a role in the prevention of bone loss ...

Alcohol And Osteoporosis

Alcohol And Osteoporosis

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 16:20

Statistics show that people who abuse alcohol suffer reduced bone mass. Although this is not surprising, the reasons are still not understood in full. There are probably many. Alcohol may directly damage bone and does seem to interfere with the bone renewal cycle . From a lifestyle ...

The Special Needs Of Older Dental Patients

The Special Needs Of Older Dental Patients

Thursday, February 4, 2010 12:43

Last century has seen the life expectancy of Americans nearly double, from forty six to about eighty. This increase has brought about a new focus on health problems of the elderly . Modern dentistry enables people to keep their mouths healthy, comfortable, and functioning. But for a ...

If you don’t smoke, don’t start, if you do smoke, quit!

If you don’t smoke, don’t start, if you do smoke, quit!

Sunday, January 31, 2010 14:48

The second leading cause of skin damage and premature aging is cigarette smoking. Smoking robs the skin of its vitality and potential for being youthful and attractive. People who smoke tend to have a depleted, pallid appearance . The American Medical Association refers to this condition as ...

Treatment For Osteoporosis

Treatment For Osteoporosis

Sunday, January 24, 2010 13:44

Prevention is the best treatment for osteoporosis and is concentrated in two areas: regular exercise and adequate calcium intake . Treatment For Osteoporosis The goals of osteoporosis treatment are to maintain the bone which remains and to prevent additional loss. If osteoporosis is severe, nothing will restore the ...

Dementia Treatment

Dementia Treatment

Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:33

Treatment for dementia revolves around reducing symptoms when possible, establishing ways to deal with symptoms which do not respond to dementia treatment, and individual and family counseling to help those involved to better cope . The goal of Dementia treatment is to maintain and/or to improve functional ...

Senility

Senility

Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:24

“Senility” is a frightening word. Both to the general public and to many health professionals, it implies severe, irreversible mental deterioration, dependence, and loss of bodily control. Many people think that it is an inevitable part of aging. These misconceptions help perpetuate the myth that senility is ...