Ask the Doctors: 11/05

Pros and cons of a high-tibial osteotomy; Defining lumbar spinal stenosis; Calcium carbonate vs. calcium citrate for preventing osteoporosis
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Fight Bone Loss and OA With…Onions?

An onion compound has been found to reduce the loss of bone in laboratory rats. Researchers at the University of Bern, Switzerland, analyzed the chemical components of white onions and determined that the compound responsible for decreasing bone loss is the peptide y-L-glutamyl-trans-S-1-propenyl-L-cysteine sulfoxide (GPCS). The study appeared in a recent issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. …
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Exercise To Reduce Fracture Risk

Strength training will build strong hips and spine, but walking is still Numero Uno.
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Give Your Joints A Hand

Your hands and fingers work overtime. Heres how to keep them part of a healthy work force.
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Getting Organized-Painlessly

Five devices to make your home office routine less taxing.
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That Keeling Feeling

With age comes the increased danger of falling, but there are measures you can take to stay out of the high-risk group.
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Good Habits Can Save Your Back

You dont have to wait for a problem to occur before getting involved in the care and maintenance of your back. Whether youre in bed, in front of the TV, driving to work, or simply bringing groceries in from the car, there are a number of immediate steps you can take to improve the alignment of your back and reduce risk of injury, even after years of bad posture. …
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The Rocky Road To Shoulder Woes

When something goes wrong in your shoulder over a long period of time, it is not usually an isolated event. It is more likely to have been a progression of events involving the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff. Each condition is a little more painful or restrictive than the previous one, but there are some common measures you can take to deal with all of them. …
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Falls Can Be Serious-18 Ways To Prevent Them

Falls are the leading cause of accidental death among people over the age of 75 and the second leading cause of accidental death among people age 45- 75, according to the National Although no one has been able to crack the mystery of the relationship between aging and falling, one thing is certain: As people age, sensory factors such as vision, inner ear and touch decline, making them less able to detect that theyre slipping.…
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Traveling And Arthritis

How to make summer vacationing less taxing, more relaxing.
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Goodbye Gout

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night with your big toe throbbing fiercely-as if someone had poked it with a hot iron. Chances are you have gout. Acute gout attacks are unmistakable, says Dr. Brian Mandell, education program director of rheumatology and immunologic disease at The Cleveland Clinic. They are excruciating episodes usually involving a joint in the lower extremities and are characterized by redness, swelling, extreme pain, and skin sensitivity. …
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