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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

  • 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, [...]

  • More Evidence Ties Some Bone-Building Drugs to Rare Fractures

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates to help prevent fractures may carry a slight risk for unusual breaks in the thigh bone, Swedish researchers report. For those who took bisphosphonates for four to five years, the so-called “relative risk” was 100 times higher than among people who [...]

  • 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 [...]

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