Archive for September, 2009

Build Better Bones: Prevent Osteoporosis Early

Monday, September 28th, 2009

If you think osteoporosis is something teens don’t need to worry about think again.

According to the National Institutes of Health, osteoporosis is a health threat for 44 million Americans, 68 percent of whom are women. One out of every two women and one out of every four men age 50 and older will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.

The best time to combat that threat of osteoporosis and low-bone density comes during the teenage years, because 90 percent of a woman’s bone mass is accumulated by the time she is 18.


Monday, September 14th, 2009

What do hot flashes, painful sex and thinning bones have in common?  You guessed it, menopause. As I am at that time of life, I found interesting and helpful the following three studies on just these three complaints at menopause. And, as always, I offer some personal advice.

Health Cards Help Keep Your Kids Safe at School

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

As millions of American school children and college students prepare to don their backpacks for the start of the school year, parents across the country are wondering how best to protect their little ones from the swine flu and other sickness.

According to Dr. Marie Savard, there are five keys to keeping your kids healthy this year.

Click here to download your own simple “Health at a Glance” form.

Tip 1: Have a Plan for the Flu

Whether its the swine flu or just any flu, Savard said families everywhere should have a plan.