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High Protein Intake May Slow Bone Loss

Research suggests that a high protein intake may not be bad for your bones, after all.

Exercise-It’s Good for Your Back, Too

It's well known that regular exercise can help you lose excess weight and improve your overall health. But did you know it can also help prevent back pain and injury?

Try Tai Chi to Help Prevent Falls and Fractures

Preventing falls is an important way to help prevent fractures in people with osteoporosis. A recent study adds to the body of research suggesting that the practice of tai chi can reduce the risk of falling.

Walking the Dog: Safety Tips for People with Osteoporosis

Taking the dog out for a walk is a great way for older adults to be active, but they have higher odds of falling and fracturing a bone than younger dog-walkers. The risk of such fractures is a special concern for older people who have osteoporosis.

Can a Mediterranean Diet Boost Bone Health?

If you have osteoporosis, a Mediterranean-style diet may help you maintain bone mineral density (BMD), suggest results from a clinical trial reported in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

For Osteoporotic Spinal Fracture Pain, Try Analgesic Injections First

In people suffering from vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis, vertebroplasty (injection of acrylic bone cement to stabilize the fracture) is no better at relieving pain than injection of pain relievers, according to a study reported in 2018 in The BMJ.

Should You Be Screened for Osteoporosis?

Updated advice on osteoporosis screening for women and men from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Losing Weight? Don’t Also Lose Bone

If you're on a weight-loss diet, do more weight-bearing exercise to counter the potential adverse effects that this might have on your bones. That's a take-home message of a recent study in ...

Four Secrets to Better Balance

Good balance can help prevent falls-a major cause of hip fractures. If you have low bone mass, maintaining good balance is important. And attention to balance is even more critical if you have fallen recently or have had two or more falls in the past 12 months, because this means you are at risk of falling…

Poor Balance, a Fall, and a Fractured Hip: A Toxic Trio

Each year, more than 300,000 Americans ages 65 and older are hospitalized after a hip fracture, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly all the fractures happen from a fall. And a key factor in falls is poor balance.