Tests to Predict Breaks in Brittle Bones
Bone health is a critical concern for many aging individuals. Measuring their risks for broken bones is a standard practice, though determining how often such screenings should be done isn't entirely clear.
More Than Vitamin D for Women's Bone Health
"Take vitamin D," "Drink your milk," "Get enough calcium" — there are a lot of different recommendations about what is best for bone health. A new study aimed to explore the specifics of certain supplements and determine what can most help older women keep their bones strong.
Breast Cancer Survivors Battling Brittle Bones
Breast cancer survivors can have ongoing health challenges after they’ve beaten "The Big C." Many are on medications that block estrogen, the hormone that drives most breast cancers. These medicines also increase the risk of osteoporosis (brittle bones) and increase the risk of fractures.
Step Up Your Exercise for Your Bones
There are many benefits to being physically active. For older women, one of those benefits may run as deep as the bones.
What Could Sodium Mean for the Bones?
As women grow older, they are often at greater risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Their diets may also play a part in their risk of bone fracture.
Rx Tag-Team Works Better for Weak Bones
When one medicine doesn't help postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, doctors might recommend another. But if the second doesn't strengthen bones, what happens then? Taking them together might do the trick.
A Bone to Pick with IBS
With certain stomach and intestinal tract conditions, weak bones can result. The same holds true for patients with abnormal bowel movements.
Ladies Not Taking Brittle Bone Rx
Many women haven’t been taking their prescriptions to treat bone loss from their osteoporosis. Money may not have anything to do with the lack of following doctor’s orders.
Bone Loss Rx May Slow Bone Growth
After menopause, many women need treatment for bone loss due to osteoporosis. But a medication that prevents bone loss may also have the side effect of inhibiting bone growth.
Two Birds, One Scan
CT scans are a pretty common tool in modern medicine. So it would be pretty neat if docs could also screen for bone loss by looking at a CT scan that was done for another health condition.