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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

  • How Pregnancy Can Trip You Up

    FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A pregnancy “waddle” really does increase a woman’s risk for falls, a new study reveals. The baby bump changes the way women walk and perform everyday activities, such as rising from a chair or turning around while walking, said researchers from Hiroshima University in Japan. This may help explain [...][...]

  • Bifocals Might Trip You Up

    THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Wearing bifocals or progressive lenses may cause visual blurring. And that puts older people at risk of making a misstep and falling, researchers say. The effects of blurry vision on stepping accuracy were greatest when study participants were looking ahead of where they were stepping, the findings showed. The [...][...]

  • Disabling Falls Don’t Have to Happen

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Seniors are at high risk for falls, but there are ways to reduce that risk, experts say. One-third of Americans aged 65 and older fall each year. And, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal and fatal injuries among older Americans, according to the American Trauma Society. Each year, more [...][...]

  • Men Miss Out on Bone Loss Screening

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Unlike women, men at risk for osteoporosis don’t get routinely screened for bone loss, a new study shows. As a result, men may not receive treatment or take the steps necessary to protect their bone health, the researchers found. “Women have a screening safety net,” Dr. Mary Ruppe, a Houston [...][...]

  • Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Millions of American seniors have severe vision impairment, and with it comes the risk of a fall that could lead to disability, a new report finds. About 2.8 million seniors are thought to have severe vision impairment — defined as either blindness or difficulty seeing, even with eyeglasses, [...][...]