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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

  • Doctors Offer Fall Clean-Up Safety Advice

    FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fall clean-up often means it’s time to drag out your ladder and rake. But what may seem like an easy task can lead to serious injury if you don’t take proper precautions. “Never underestimate the task at hand while cleaning. Even the most mundane or simple chores can [...]

  • Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls

    FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People arriving at the emergency room for a fall may be there due to an underlying infection rather than clumsiness, a new study suggests. Infection-related falls usually affect older people but can happen to anyone, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital warn. “Over the years I’ve been struck by the fact [...]

  • Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones: Studies

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extra calcium may not protect your aging bones after all. New Zealand researchers who analyzed more than 100 previous investigations say guidelines advising seniors to consume at least 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day are misplaced. No proof was found that boosting calcium intake beyond [...]

  • Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American seniors seen at emergency departments overestimate their mobility, according to a recent study. Researchers asked seniors who visited an ER to get out of bed, walk 10 feet and return to bed. The investigators found that almost one-quarter of these patients inaccurately assessed their ability to complete [...]

  • Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years, their fracture risk was still reduced seven years later. Before entering [...]

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