Plan Ahead: Get Strong Bones as a Kid
Remember the old milk ad campaign? The ads showed a child drinking milk and growing into a strong teen. It turns out that early bone boost can last through an entire life.
Osteoporosis Clues Found in Deer Antlers
The common wisdom is that we need to get lots of calcium for healthy bones. But a new theory, based on studying deer antlers, challenges the role of calcium in bone growth.
Heart Failure's Link to Brittle Bones
Have heart failure? That may put you at an added risk of major fractures associated with osteoporosis. Increased screening and treatment appear key to catching bone loss early.
Test My Bones, Please
Did you know that your bones are at their peak in your late twenties and early thirties? By the time you're in your sixties, it's time to get your bones checked.
Too Much of a Good Thing
Though many people are deficient in vitamin D, it's possible to go too far to make up the difference. The "sunshine vitamin" may only protect the heart if you have the right amount.
Risks of a Life-Saving Surgery for Women
Women at risk of ovarian cancer are sometimes encouraged to get their ovaries removed. While ovary removal surgery can save a woman's life, it also may raise the risk of other health problems.
Notifications Improve Osteoporosis Care
You've just gotten out of the hospital after a major fracture. You want to avoid the experience again, but are you receiving care to prevent another fracture?
Yes, You Can Grow Stronger Bones
It's common for women to lose bone mass and density as they age. Women with extra weight around their bellies are at increased risk for osteoporosis. Can growth hormones help them?
Vibrating Doesn't Boost Bones Strength
Whole-body vibration training has taken off in gyms around the world. But a study has found that the vibrating platforms fail to meet claims of boosting bone health.
Osteoporosis Tool Approved
A diagnostic tool for early assessment of osteoporosis has gained FDA approval. The device, called Sunlight MiniOmni, is already used in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.