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24 Feb Build Strength, Build Bones

Strength training with free weights, weight machines or resistance bands can help build and maintain muscle mass and strength. Strong muscles lead to strong bones. And strong bones can help minimize the risk of fracture due to osteoporosis. Numerous studies have shown that strength training can...

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02 Feb Exams & Tests At Midlife

Preventative Health Guidelines for Midlife Women The following are recommendations for midlife women at average risk for most diseases. When in a high risk group for disease and/or experiencing symptoms, time frames should be defined by your provider. 40–49 Years General Health Comprehensive History: Current health status, personal health...

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12 Jan The Phenomenon of Vitamin D

by Julie Verfurth, ND Early in the 20th century, research in the nutritional arena was blossoming. Scientists were swiftly realizing that the nutritional requirements to “support life, growth and reproduction” in both animals and humans were more than simply proteins, carbohydrates, fats and minerals, as commonly...

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30 Sep Are Adolescents at risk for Osteoporosis?

Are Today’s Adolescents at risk for Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a preventable, potentially debilitating disease characterized by low bone density and increased bone fragility that affects millions of people. Dietary intake of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D is critical during this life stage for optimal bone growth;...

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30 Sep FAQ about Osteoporosis

What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis (which means "porous bones") is the most common bone disease in Canada and the United States, affecting as much as 50 percent of the population over age 65. As people age, they experience an increase in bone loss in relation to bone...

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