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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

  • Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn’t Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study found no evidence to support the widely held belief that intensive treatment for high blood pressure increases patients’ risk of falls and broken bones. Research shows that treating high blood pressure can prevent strokes and other cardiovascular problems, but many doctors fear that tight control of [...]

  • Bone Drugs Don’t Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) — Drugs known as bisphosphonates, commonly prescribed to treat the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis, don’t appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer as previously thought, new research finds. “We found that postmenopausal women who took a bisphosphonate for three or four years did not have a decreased risk [...]

  • Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe

    SUNDAY, June 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Inflatable bounce houses may be fun for kids, but only if they’re used correctly, experts caution. If certain safety precautions are not followed, injuries can occur. Most often, kids hurt their elbows or other parts of their upper body when they collide with other kids or fall out of [...]

  • Doctor Shares Tips for Preventing Falls Among Seniors

    TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Numerous factors increase the risk of falls as people age, but there are ways to reduce that risk, a doctor says. Blood pressure drugs can cause problems such as dizziness when going from sitting or lying down to standing, said Dr. Jason Rice, a primary care internist at Loyola [...]

  • Osteoporosis Drugs’ Long-Term Use Needs More Research: FDA

    TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The long-term risks and benefits of taking bisphosphonates, a class of drugs widely used for osteoporosis, require more research, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Bisphosphonates have been used in the United States since 1995 to treat people with osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become weak [...]

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