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.
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.
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 [...]
By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A tiny spinal fracture can turn an active person into a shut-in. Until now, patients with these compression fractures have had limited options, but a new procedure shows promise, researchers say. Vertebral or compression fractures — micro-breaks in the building blocks of the back typically [...]
Motor vehicle crashes caused the most injury deaths among younger people in the United States, with distractions caused by cell phones contributing significantly to those crashes, a new report shows.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seniors who take drugs to lower their blood pressure may be more likely to fall and end up with a broken hip or head injury, Yale University researchers report. Side effects of blood pressure medications include dizziness and problems with balance, the study authors noted. Older [...]