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June 22, 2017

Is Your Doc Giving You the Best Osteoporosis Advice?

You feel fine, and then you get the diagnosis: osteoporosis. It’s a complete surprise. In the U.S., 54 million people have the bone disease osteoporosis or the low bone mass…

May 27, 2016

How I’m Dealing with Osteoporosis

I had a bone density scan during my last annual check-up and got a nasty surprise. Like too many women my age, I’ve got osteoporosis. “But I walk everywhere!“ I…

February 14, 2013

Is More Calcium Worse for Your Health?

…are not proven, just ‘associated’ with extra calcium,” notes Ethel S. Siris, MD, director of the Toni Stabile Osteoporosis Center at Columbia University Medical Center. “The key word here is…

January 16, 2013

Knee Pain: What DOES Help?

…however, McAlindon is studying whether repeating the injections every three months for two years can help reduce inflammation and, in the process, actually reduce structural damage. Osteoporosis drug A medication…

May 25, 2016

How Healthy Are You? A New Study Might Make You Rethink.

…be healthy or not in other aspects of health. McClintock can’t explain all the findings with certainty. While osteoporosis can also lead to fractures, she says that having a broken…

September 29, 2013

Linky Sunday: Experience trumps speed, the medical industry eyes aging-in-placers…

…Click to read more about the study on ScienceCodex. Too many bone scans? Older people at risk for osteoporosis may be getting more frequent mineral density screening tests than necessary,…

September 9, 2019

Five Body Parts No One Tells You to Exercise

…well. Shoulders Seniors hunch over for many reasons, among them osteoporosis or arthritis. Sometimes, though, it’s simply because of a combination of strong pectoral (chest) muscles and weak rhomboids (the…

March 25, 2013

Planet Talk: Centenarian Expert Tom Perls

…help with osteoporosis and improve your sleep. Building muscle can actually have cognitive benefits and it decreases the risk of falls. How do you know whether or not your own…

August 2, 2017

Don’t Stay Safe: Claim the Dignity of Risk

…but I was a worried. She had advanced osteoporosis with spinal kyphosis—the rounded upper spine that people often call a dowager’s hump. After making a career out of advising people…

March 14, 2016

Blueberries & Alzheimer’s? And more from the week online

…some 875 people 65 year or older. Read more here Quick Links Practicing Tai Chi reduces the risk of falling, researchers say Do men get osteoporosis? Using the arts to…

January 26, 2015

Aging with Attitude: Pole Dancer Greta Pontarelli

Fear of osteoporosis got Greta Pontarelli up from her desk and onto a pole, but it was pure grit and daily affirmations that, just three years later when she was…