Coffee Caution: It Can Interfere With Some Medications

Posted on 12/5/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThere’s been a lot of good news lately about coffee’s health benefits, how it protects against cancer and other diseases,  but America’s favorite wake-up drink can also keep some common medications from working properly. That’s because the coffee you drink in the morning with some of your prescription drugs can either block their absorption or increase their effects, reports the New York Times. With some of these drugs, the interaction is caused by caffeine; with others, its coffee’s other compounds that seem …

Got…Prunes? Turns Out, They Help Build Strong Bones

Posted on 08/25/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYeah, yeah, we’ve heard all the prune jokes. Except now we call them dried plums and guess what they can do? They help….your bones! A Florida State University researcher says that regularly eating dried plums (aka prunes) can help postmenopausal women — as well as older men — prevent fractures and osteoporosis. Bahram Arjmandi, chairman of FSU’s department of nutrition, food and exercise sciences, says he has tested numerous fruits over the course of his career, including figs, dates, strawberries and …

Osteoporosis is A Men’s Condition Too

Posted on 09/19/2008 by |General News | Comments

Personal HealthNew research is showing that older, thin men have an increased chance of osteoporosis and bone fractures, particularly those who have had fluctuations in weight.