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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis means “porous bone.” Our bones may seem rock-solid, but the tissue (and yes, it’s living tissue) is constantly being created and destroyed. As we age, the process can skew toward bone destruction, leading to porous, weak bones that break easily—a condition called osteoporosis. The good news is that there are many things that prevent osteoporosis, including weight-bearing exercise, proper nutrition, and medication.

Osteoporosis News

  • Men Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis, Too

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men are far less likely than women to be screened for osteoporosis, even though they are more likely to suffer worse consequences from the bone-thinning condition, a new study finds. Up to 2 million American men have osteoporosis, and another 8 million to 13 million men have low [...]

  • Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of American seniors who die from fall-related injuries has nearly doubled since 2000, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals. The observation is based on an analysis of death rate information compiled by the National Vital Statistics System [...]

  • More Aging Americans Using Canes, Walkers

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older Americans aren’t taking old age sitting down. Canes, walkers and other mobility aids are used by about one-quarter of American seniors, a new study reveals. Use of canes and other mobility devices soared almost 50 percent over a recent eight-year period, according to interviews of [...]

  • Could Weak Bones, Sudden Hearing Loss Be Linked?

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although the reason for the connection isn’t clear, osteoporosis and sudden, temporary hearing loss often occur together, a new study from Taiwan finds. A team led by Dr. Kai-Jen Tien, of the Chi Mei Medical Center in Tainan City, looked at more than 10,000 Taiwan residents diagnosed with [...]

  • Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stronger muscles seems to mean healthier bones in children, according to a new study. “Bone strength and size is important because they are significant factors in long-term osteoporosis and fracture risk,” said lead investigator Dr. Rebecca Moon, of the University of Southampton in England. “A 10 percent increase in [...]

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