- Q How can I add more iron-rich foods to my diet?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyWatch this video to learn more from Dr. Mehmet Oz about iron-rich foods. Full Answer
- Q Is silicone safe?
Dr. Arthur Perry, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgerySilicone is a safe material that is virtually everywhere in our modern society. It is used to coat needles to decrease the pain of injections. It is a part of hundreds of medical devices, from pacemakers to artificial joints, to the Norplant... Full Answer
- Q Can a genetic variation hamper the absorption of calcium in my body?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineAbout 10 to 20 percent of the population has a specific genetic variation that makes it harder for their body to absorb calcium in the presence of caffeine, thus increasing the rate of bone loss. If you knew this, then you might be more likely to take a... Full Answer
- Q As a 43-year-old woman with osteopenia, how much calcium should I take?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineIt is important for people to eat enough calcium in order to keep their bones healthy. Calcium also is needed for other body tasks. How much calcium do you need each day? Before menopause, women should get about 1000 mg daily in their diet. If you have... Full Answer