Your Health: Aug. 10, 1998

Good News on Bones

Among patients who take steroids to manage asthma and other chronic conditions, half suffer bone fractures from osteoporosis. A report out last week shows that alendronate, used by postmenopausal women to raise bone density, can also prevent osteoporosis in patients taking steroids.

Bad News on Heat Stroke

Even a trip to the emergency room may not save those stricken by summer heat. A new study tracking 58 heat-stroke victims of the 1995 Chicago heat wave reveals that nearly half died within a year and most survivors were permanently disabled.

Good News: Breast Cancer

The timing of chemotherapy...

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