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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

  • Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study of more than 43,000 children finds that falls are the most common cause of head injuries among younger kids. For children under the age of 2, falls accounted for 77 percent of head injuries. For kids aged 2 to 12, falls caused 38 [...]

  • Men Less Likely Than Women to Get Bone Test After Fracture

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older men are much less likely than women to receive osteoporosis screening and treatment after suffering a wrist fracture, a new study reveals. While osteoporosis is widely regarded as a disease that affects older women, as many as one in four men older than 50 will break a bone [...]

  • Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A mild concussion after age 65 might boost your risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Head injuries seem to pose special hazards for seniors compared to those in upper middle age, the researchers said. “This was surprising and suggests that the older brain may [...]

  • Osteoporosis Screenings Can Miss More Than Half of Women With High Fracture Risk

    Current osteoporosis screening guidelines and tools fail to identify many younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures, a new study says

  • Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many osteoporosis drugs cut women’s risk of suffering a bone fracture, though it’s not clear whether any one medication works better than others, a new research review finds. Reporting Sept. 8 in Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers said that for women with the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, [...]

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