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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

  • Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries: CDC

    THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Workplace tumbles off of ladders are a major cause of injury and death among American employees, a new study says. “Falls remain a leading cause of unintentional injury [deaths] nationwide, and 43 percent of fatal falls in the last decade have involved a ladder,” say a team led by [...]

  • Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors’ Fall Risk

    THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking vitamin D supplements does little to reduce seniors’ risk of falls, a new review finds. Researchers analyzed 20 studies that included nearly 30,000 people and tested how vitamin D supplements affected fall risk. The results showed that the supplements did not reduce falls by 15 percent or more, which [...]

  • People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that people with more education recover significantly better from serious head injuries. Scientists from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries who had earned at least an undergraduate degree were more than seven times as [...]

  • Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

    People with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests.

  • Exercise in Youth Boosts Bone Strength Later: Study

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28 HealthDay News) — Physical exercise at a young age increases bone health, and those benefits continue with age, a new study of baseball players finds. And people who continue to exercise as they grow older have even greater bone health benefits, said lead researcher Stuart Warden, associate dean for [...]

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