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Oral Contraceptives
Though there were concerns that the old high-dose Pill could increase the risk of heart disease, the new low-dose formulations contain only a quarter of the estrogen and one-tenth the progestin and have decreased the risks of all adverse effects. The surprise, though, is that the health benefits of OCs go beyond contraception, and outlast the reproductive years.
Fosamax (Alendronate) for Osteoporosis
Some 30 to 40 percent of postmenopausal women suffer from osteoporosis, the "bone-thinning" disease that results in a bone so brittle and easily fractured that it can break spontaneously.
How Far Can You Trust Generics
Half of all drug prescriptions filled these days are generics, and most large insurers, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, favor them because they're cheaper. Even government ...
Home Remedies
Some home remedies are so bizarre that scientific research will probably never be done. Here are a few remedies that are supported by some scientific evidence and may be worth a try...
Calcium Supplementation
Calcium is a mineral that your body needs to build and maintain strong bones. It is not produced within the body so it must come from outside sources....
Should I Take DHEA?
DHEA, or Dehydroepiandrosterone, has had much popular press recently. It is a "phytochemical", meaning that while derived from plants...


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