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 Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Young children are falling out of high chairs at alarming rates, according to a new safety study that found high chair accidents increased 22 percent between 2003 and 2010. U.S. emergency rooms now attend to an average of almost 9,500 high chair-related injuries every year, a [...]
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Older adults are far more likely than young people to have vision differences between their eyes. This could increase their risk for falls if they don’t get the correct vision prescription for each eye, researchers say. The new study followed nearly 120 seniors, average age 67, for 12 years. [...]
FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) — Aerobics and strength-training exercises may help reduce bone loss and the risk of fractures in breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests. Bone loss is a serious problem for breast cancer survivors. Treatments such as aromatase inhibitors block the production of estrogen, a hormone that fuels the growth of many [...]
THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) — Falls are the most common cause of injuries suffered by children of teen parents, a new study finds. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center looked at the causes and types of injuries suffered by children of teen parents. The study included 764 patients younger than age [...]
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — Exercise programs meant to prevent falls in seniors may also help prevent injuries caused by falls, according to a new review. Fall-related injuries are common among seniors and a major cause of long-term pain and disability. They also increase the risk of having to go to a nursing home and [...]