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 easilya condition called osteoporosis. The good news is that there are many things that prevent osteoporosis, including weight-bearing exercise, proper nutrition, and medication.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While the overall rate of traumatic spinal cord injuries was stable from 1993 to 2012, an increasing number of older Americans have experienced this injury, a new study finds. “Spinal cord injury is a catastrophic injury that often results in permanent disability,” said lead researcher Dr. [...]
THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Falls are the leading cause of childhood injuries, and most of them occur in the home, a pediatric trauma expert said. Many people associate falls with playgrounds, but kids can tumble off changing tables. They can also fall out of infant seats, shopping carts and windows, resulting in serious [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]