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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

  • Weakened Knees a Big Cause of Falls for Older People: Study

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new study supports what many American seniors may already know: that knee “instability” boosts their odds for a dangerous fall. “Falls, injury from falls and poor balance confidence are extremely common and debilitating problems in older people,” said study author Michael Nevitt, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics [...]

  • Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in Men

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise reduces older men’s risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds. “The physical activity program was more effective in reducing the rate of serious fall injuries in men than in women,” said study author Dr. Thomas Gill, a professor of geriatrics at Yale University, in [...]

  • Exercise May Prevent Injurious Falls in Men

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise reduces older men’s risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds. “The physical activity program was more effective in reducing the rate of serious fall injuries in men than in women,” said study author Dr. Thomas Gill, a professor of geriatrics at Yale University, in [...]

  • As Winter Storm Targets Eastern U.S., Tips for Stepping Out Safely

    FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — With much of the eastern United States bracing for a major winter storm this weekend, one expert is offering advice on how to lower your risk of slipping or falling on ice or snow once you head outside. Wear boots or shoes that provide good traction; those made of [...]

  • Nerve Damage From Chemo May Affect Cancer Survivors for Years

    FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many women who survive cancer have symptoms of chemotherapy-related nerve damage in their feet and hands years after treatment, a new study reveals. Moreover, this nerve damage — called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy — is associated with an increased risk of falls, the study found. “We can’t dismiss neuropathy as [...]

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