Rx May Improve Bone Density in Osteoporosis Patients
Osteoporosis decreases bone density, making bones more prone to breaks. A new medication being tested in clinical trials may help increase bone density.
Wrist Fractures May Increase Risk of Hip Fractures
Certain types of bone fractures have the potential to put you at risk for further bone fractures — even on a different part of your body. Wrist and hip fractures are one of these combinations.
How Calcium Affects Heart Health
Getting enough calcium is important, especially for older women. But could calcium supplements negatively affect heart health?
Breaking News on Osteoporosis Medications
Women with osteoporosis (brittle bones) have two effective treatment choices: Prolia (denosumab) and Reclast (zoledronic acid). So which is more effective? A recent study did a side-by-side comparison.
Explaining Rates of Broken Bones
Broken bones happen for many reasons. From weak bones to accidental falls and lifestyle choices, researchers recently explored these reasons.
Milk Didn't Do a Hip Good
Commercials have told viewers for years that "Milk does a body good." The actual evidence, however, shows that may not be true when it comes to hip fractures.
A Med for Denser Bones in Crohn’s Patients
Fractures and weak bones are common in patients with Crohn’s disease. So researchers recently set out to find out what happens when these patients take bone-protecting medicines early on.
HIV Boosted Bone Fracture Risk
HIV/AIDS treatment has helped lengthen patients' lives. But as they live longer, people with HIV may have to be especially watchful for health problems related to age, including the possibility of weaker bones.
A Bone to Pick for Postmenopausal Women
As women age, osteoporosis — a condition that makes the bones weak and more likely to break — becomes a greater concern. As a result, preventing osteoporosis may become more important for older women.
Vitamin D Supplements: Bone Health or Bogus?
Many people start to take vitamin D supplements to keep their bones strong as they age. But do these supplements really work, or are they a waste of money?