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2008-09-02 03:00:09

By Asp, Karen Sticks and stones may break your bones, but so will a lack of information. Here, six surprising truths about osteoporosis. BY KAREN ASP WENDY MIKOLA HAS A LIFESTYLE ANY PHYSICIAN WOULD PRAISE. The 36-year-old accountant from Ohio exercises regularly, doesn't smoke, and fills her plate with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. But there's one glaring lapse: She doesn't give much thought to protecting her bones. "I figure that's something I can worry...

2005-11-29 14:20:29

Changes in a widely used assay (blood test) for parathyroid hormone (PTH) have made its use with the established guidelines for end stage renal disease clinical management both inappropriate and potentially harmful to patients. This research is published in the journal Seminars in Dialysis. A PTH assay measures levels of parathyroid hormone, produced by the parathyroid gland, which helps diagnose conditions such as hyperparathyroidism or to determine causes of abnormal regulation of calcium...

2005-11-09 13:45:46

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For maintaining calcium metabolism, intake of calcium levels above 800 milligrams daily is probably unnecessary provided that vitamin D status is adequate, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week. Vitamin D is essential to healthy teeth and bones, and it helps the body absorb and use calcium, but the ideal intake of vitamin D has been unclear, senior author Dr. Gunnar Sigurdsson, from Landspitali-University...

2005-11-09 13:45:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For maintaining calcium metabolism, intake of calcium levels above 800 milligrams daily is probably unnecessary provided that vitamin D status is adequate, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week. Vitamin D is essential to healthy teeth and bones, and it helps the body absorb and use calcium, but the ideal intake of vitamin D has been unclear, senior author Dr. Gunnar Sigurdsson, from Landspitali-University Hospital in...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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