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    Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women
    (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years, their fracture risk was still reduced seven years lat Read Article »
    Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu shots save lives and prevent hospitalizations among nursing home residents, a new study shows. There has been debate about the effectiveness of flu vaccination in this group of patients, but the findings show that they are beneficial, according to researchers at B Read Article »
    Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks
    (HealthDay News) -- Hysterectomy is associated with an increased likelihood of cardiovascular risk factors and disease, especially among younger women, a new study suggests. Mayo Clinic researchers looked at data from more than 7,600 women. Half of the group had a hysterectomy, while the other ha Read Article »
    Vitamin D Supplements Wont Strengthen Older Womens Bones Study
    (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates. "While high-dose vitamin D did indeed increase calcium absorption, the increase was only 1 percent and [it] did not translate into gains in spine, hi Read Article »
    Targeted Workouts May Strengthen Mens Bones in Middle Age
    (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of exercise improve bone health in middle-aged men with low bone mass and may lower their risk for osteoporosis, according to a small new study. Men naturally lose bone mass as they age, which can put them at risk for osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones Read Article »
    For Women No Link Between Kidney Stones Osteoporosis
    (HealthDay News) -- Kidney or bladder stones do not increase a postmenopausal woman's risk of osteoporosis, a new study finds. "We know in men that if you have a kidney stone, you are more likely to have osteoporosis," said corresponding author Dr. Laura Carbone, chief of rheumatology at the Medi Read Article »
    Nursing Home Care Improving for US Minorities Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- A bump up in Medicaid payments to nursing homes may be paying off in better care for minority residents, new research suggests. "This study shows that recent regulatory, financial and market-driven changes have resulted in an improvement not only in homes with higher numbers o Read Article »
    Many Doctors Work While Sick Survey Shows
    (HealthDay News) -- Many health care professionals work when they are sick, putting their patients at risk for serious illness or even death, new research suggests. The danger is greatest for patients with weakened immune systems, and the study authors noted that these practices also increase h Read Article »
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