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April 27, 2005

Calcium Supplements May Not Prevent Fractures

Despite what doctors have long recommended, regularly taking calcium and vitamin D does not prevent fractures in older people who have broken a bone or who have osteoporosis, according to two large studies released yesterday. (New York Times)

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April 25, 2005

Phyllis Diller Recovering from Surgery

Phyllis Diller has undergone surgery for fractures in her neck sustained when she fell out of bed at her Brentwood mansion last week. (Newsday)

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April 02, 2005

Promising New Arthritis Research

"Inhibiting a single enzyme may be enough to block the development of arthritis, research suggests ... Scientists prevented the gradual loss of protective cartilage around the joints that leads to arthritis by modifying a gene for a key enzyme."

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