Your Health: Jun. 14, 1999


BONE BUILDERS Elderly women concerned about osteoporosis may have a kinder, gentler way to build strong bones. Low doses of hormone-replacement therapy, combined with calcium and vitamin D supplements, produce minimal side effects and may increase bone mass just as effectively as today's higher-dose hormone regimens.

TICK TOC One drawback of the Lyme-disease vaccine that came out in April was that it took so long to kick in. Doctors were supposed to administer it in three injections over the course of a year. Now there's a reprieve. A new study shows that the shots work as well when given...

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