Bone & Joint Health

Magnesium Is Crucial for Bones

July 26, 2012

Over the past decade I’ve done hundreds of interviews and articles on the dozens of benefits of magnesium. In fact, magnesium can do so much that it makes people skeptical that one simple mineral can be crucial for so many activities in the body. After all, magnesium is necessary in over 325 enzyme systems in the body […]

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Vitamin D May Cut Stress Fracture Risk in Girls

March 23, 2012

Preteen and teenage girls whose diets are rich in vitamin D may be at lower risk for stress fractures, particularly if they are involved in high-impact activities, according to a new study. Researchers from Children’s Hospital Boston followed over 6,700 girls, ranging in age from 9 to 15 at the start of the study, over […]

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Studies Suggest Link Between Smog, Joint Disease – HealthDay – By Robert Preidt – (Saturday, November 5, 2011) –

November 11, 2011

SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to certain types of air pollution is associated with an increased risk for the painful joint disease known as rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests.  This link is strongest for sulfur dioxide, one of the six most common air pollutants in the United States, according to the findings from […]

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Make your day better with vitamin D – USA Today – By Mary Brophy Marcus – (Monday, November 7, 2011) –

November 11, 2011

If you’re a runner, you’re probably acquainted with the occasional post-workout or day-after-a-race muscle pain. Deborah Compton, a Newark, Del., resident and a runner for decades, was, too. But when she started to feel chronic aches in her legs, she became concerned. “It was hard to lift my legs. I was kind of dragging around,” […]

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1 in 4 With Psoriasis May Have Undiagnosed Arthritis – HealthDay – By Robert Preidt – (Thursday, October 13, 2011) –

October 17, 2011

THURSDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one in four Americans with the chronic skin condition known as psoriasis may also have undiagnosed psoriatic arthritis, according to a new study.  This is in addition to the 2 million people in the United States who have been diagnosed with the disease, a type of inflammatory arthritis […]

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Alternative therapies show promise for osteoarthritis in hands – Seattle Times (WA) – By Drs. Kay Judge and Maxine Barish-Wreden – (Thursday, October 13, 2011) –

October 17, 2011

While there are many types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common form and affects more than 25 million Americans. Osteoarthritis, or OA, is due to the loss of the cartilage cushion that lines the joints, leading to joint pain, reduced range of motion, and occasionally swelling and deformity.  OA is more common as we […]

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