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When I made a preliminary report here on William Haskell's presentation on exercise last month, I missed the
main point. This Stanford University professor of medicine spoke at the
first day of the American Diabetes Association's scientific sessions in
San Francisco. This was one of the talks
that I most wanted to hear. Exercise along with diet are the best tools
we have to control our diabetes. But my
plane was late, and I missed most of what he had to say. In fact, most
people who wanted to hear him speak couldn't get into the full
conference room. The conference organizers
apologized to those of us who weren't able to get in. To make up for
it, the ADA now has the full text of his talk with accompanying slides -- along with the two other presentations on exercise -- available online . This
panel presentation, "Current Issues in Exercise," is one of only eight
webcasts that the ADA offers free. They also offer lots more, but they
don't come cheap. I just reviewed these exercise pres...
Yes, acid-reducing medications can cause bone loss. Many medications and medical disorders can cause bone loss; but in this article we'll only be looking at the effects of proton pump inhibitors like, Protonix®, Prilosec®, and Prevacid®, etc.
What are proton pump inhibitors?
Proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) are medications taken for various stomach disorders and an over-production of stomach acid. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and ulcers are two of the disorders that can cause excess stomach acid that sometime needs treatment with a proton pump inhibitor. Proton pump inhibitors reduce the acid produced in the wall of the stomach providing healing of ulcers, and other disorders, that may exist in the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum.
If you have this condition and need to take these types of medications, long-term use of these can cause an increase in osteoporotic fractures and bone loss. Long-term use is defined as ...
Over-the-counter birth control methods are used during sex to avoid pregnancy and sometimes to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Over-the-counter means that they can be purchased by anyone, without a doctor's prescription.
For more information about birth control options, see:
Birth control and family planning
Birth control - over the counter; Contraceptives - over the counter
Over-the-counter birth control methods are not as effective against pregnancy as some prescription methods. However, they are more effective against STIs than any other method except not having intercourse (abstinence). They enable people to protect themselves against pregnancies and STIs without having to:
Deal with long-term side effects
Spend a lot of money
Wait for a doctor's appointment
A male condom is a thin sheath pla...
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