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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

  • For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis

    TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Kidney or bladder stones do not increase a postmenopausal woman’s risk of osteoporosis, a new study finds. “We know in men that if you have a kidney stone, you are more likely to have osteoporosis,” said corresponding author Dr. Laura Carbone, chief of rheumatology at the Medical College of [...]

  • Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

    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. [...]

  • Falls Are Leading Cause of Childhood Injuries, Expert Says

    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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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