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Learn about osteoporosis, a condition characterized by the loss of bone density, which leads to an increased risk of bone fracture. Unless one experiences a fracture, a person may have osteoporosis for decades without knowing it. Treatment for osteoporosis may involve medications that stop bone loss and increase bone strength and bone formation, as well as quitting smoking, regular exercise, cutting back on alcohol intake, and eating a calcium- and vitamin D-rich balanced diet.

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    • Fitness Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of disease. Regular exercise can also reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety....learn more »
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      Fitness Article
      • The importance of physical activity and fitness
      • Why should I be active?
      • Can everyone benefit from physical activity?
      • What are the recommendations for increasing fitness for youth, adults, and seniors?
      • How do I get started with a fitness plan?
      • When is a medical evaluation necessary?
      • How can I make physical activity a part of my life?
      • What are the components of physical fitness?
      • Fitness terms
    • Smoking (How to Quit Smoking) Smoking is an addiction. More than 430,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. from smoking related illnesses. Secondhand smoke or...learn more »
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      Smoking (How to Quit Smoking) Article
      • Smoking and quitting smoking facts
      • What problems are caused by smoking?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of cigarette addiction?
      • What are the steps in quitting?
      • Getting ready to quit smoking
      • On the day you quit smoking
      • Staying quit
      • What methods can help a person quit smoking?
      • Nicotine replacement therapy to quit smoking
      • Nicotine patches
      • Nicorette gum
      • Nicotine lozenges
      • What prescription products are available for smoking cessation?
      • How can nicotine-containing products be used safely?
      • What are e-cigarettes?
      • Is an e-cigarette harmful?
      • Is secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes harmful?
      • What is in the future for smoking?
    • Hyperparathyroidism Hyperparathyroidism is a disorder of the parathyroid glands. There are two types of hyperparathyroidism, primary and secondary....learn more »
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      Hyperparathyroidism Article
      • Introduction to hyperparathyroidism
      • What are the parathyroid glands?
      • What is hyperparathyroidism?
      • Why are calcium and phosphorous so important?
      • What causes hyperparathyroidism?
      • How common is hyperparathyroidism?
      • What are the symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?
      • How is hyperparathyroidism diagnosed?
      • How is hyperparathyroidism treated?
      • Are there any complications associated with parathyroid surgery?
      • Are parathyroid imaging tests needed before surgery?
      • Which doctors specialize in treating hyperparathyroidism?
    • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are genetic disorders that include symptoms such as loose joints, tissue weakness, easy bruising, and...learn more »
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      Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Article
      • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome facts
      • What is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?
      • What are the types of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes?
      • What are the symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?
      • How are Ehlers-Danlos syndromes diagnosed?
      • How are Ehlers-Danlos syndromes treated?
    • Menopause Menopause is the time in a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop, also called the "change of life." Menopause...learn more »
    • Lower Back Pain There are many causes of back pain. Pain in the low back can relate to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae,...learn more »

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