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 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 [...]
By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even a little walking each week appears to lower the risk of hip fractures in men over 50, a new long-term study suggests. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital mined data from a large study, collecting information on the activity and sitting habits of almost [...]
Among women who were more than 10 years past menopause in a new study, the rate of bone mineral density loss was twice as high in those who’d had their ovaries removed before menopause than in those who still had their ovaries.
SUNDAY, Feb. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Every winter, many Americans suffer broken bones, muscle tears, sprains and strains from shoveling snow or falling on icy sidewalks and streets. Orthopedic surgeons at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City are offering tips to help prevent fall-related injuries. One suggestion is to ask [...]
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Spinal cord injury rates in the United States are rising, and the leading cause now appears to be falls suffered by seniors rather than traffic crashes, according to a new study. The findings suggest that programs to prevent falls in elderly people could significantly reduce the number of spinal [...]