Calcium beyond the bones

Though calcium is essential for bones and muscles, it can accumulate in the body in unwanted places. There is concern that calcium intake may be to blame for calcium buildups in joint and tendons as well as kidney stones and breast calcifications. So how does calcium get deposited beyond the bones? Here's what we know so far. More »

Managing postmenopausal vaginal atrophy

After menopause, many women experience vaginal dryness and discomfort. There are a variety of products available to treat this condition, including vaginal moisturizers and estrogen medications. (Locked) More »

Update: Thighbone fractures in women taking bisphosphonate drugs

Bisphosphonates are the class of drugs most frequently prescribed for strengthening bone and reducing fractures; they are FDA-approved for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. A few women taking a this medication for several years experienced unusual thighbone fractures, but a large Danish study did not find sufficient evidence to support a connection. (Locked) More »