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December 20, 2014

A New Perspective on Osteoporosis
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Medical experts sometimes advise us to take a certain supplement for our health, and then later say it might harm you. We’ll have the story. Youth violence seems to be a constant in the news. The police deal with the aftermath. But how do we deal with prevention? We’ll get the facts from an expert.
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What Your Doctor May Not tell you about Osteoporosis

Recent medical studies about the use of calcium to prevent osteoporosis have had conflicting findings. Felicia Cosman, MD, Senior Clinical Director and Chair of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, author of What Your Doctor May Not tell you about Osteoporosis explained that most experts are still unsure about the value of taking calcium supplements. She stressed the importance of getting calcium through the diet, and offered other advice on how to improve bone health and reduce a person’s chance of developing osteoporosis.
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Dealing with Youth Violence

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, expert in public health and youth/urban violence, discussed the growing trend of youth violence and gang activity in America. She believes that youth violence should be approached as a public health issue, similar to the way that smoking and lung cancer were dealt with through public education. She talked about the value of school-based programs, which have resulted in decreases in aggressive behavior. She also outlined the common characteristics that link most young violent offenders.
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Dont Make a Mortgage Mistake

Real Estate Expert Karen Simpson-Hankins, , author of Conquer Your Closing: Insider Secrets for Today’s Savvy Home Buyer discussed the four biggest mortgage mistakes most consumers will make. She talked about the questions that every consumer should ask lenders before signing the deal. She also explained why home inspections are crucial in the home-buying process, and how consumers can wisely shop for the best interest rate.
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