Print Issue: November 10, 2008

More hep B testing called for

The CDC has expanded its testing recommendations for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and, for the first time, has provided health professionals with guidance for effective therapy.

Vitamin C may discourage bone loss in men

There’s more to nutrition and bone health than just calcium and vitamin D. Vitamin C is an additional important nutrient that may help prevent bone loss.

X-ray shows joint-space narrowing in a knee with osteoarthritis

Weight gains boost odds for arthritic knees

A CDC study predicts that more than four out of 10 Americans will develop osteoarthritis (OA) in their knees before age 85. Those odds rise with weight gained after adolescence, reaching almost 60% among obese adults.

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