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  1. Walking to Ease Knee Pain

    Get moving! Walking is good for your joints and can help you lose weight -- and that can help ease your osteoarthritis knee pain.

  2. Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D and Calcium?

    Getting enough vitamin D and calcium are two of the best things you can do to keep your bones healthy.  These two nutrients work together to make you less likely to break a bone or get osteoporosis, a disease that weakens them. "If we have adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D, it really can hel

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  3. Bone Thieves: How to Defend Yourself

    Think you’re doing everything you can to protect your bones? Are you sure? Here are 11 thieves that could be raiding your bones without you knowing it, and some expert tips to protect yourself. Thief 1: Sunscreen. “People don’t realize how important vitamin D is to bones,” says integrative medicine

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  4. Confused About Calcium Supplements?

    Are you getting enough calcium in your diet? Maybe not, especially if you're a woman or a teenage girl. Although Americans have improved at this in recent years, we're still not getting enough calcium to maintain our bone health. How much is that? It depends on your age. According to the Institute o

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  5. Easy Living Tips After a Fracture

    When you're nursing a broken bone, you may be tempted to rest safely on a sofa, day and night, until it's healed. Don't! Your recovery will go better if you follow your doctor’s orders and stay as active as possible. You may need to do things differently for a while. But the rewards for staying acti

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  6. Your Risk for Osteoporosis and Bone Fractures

    When most of us think of the "brittle bone disease" known as osteoporosis, we picture a frail older woman with a broken hip or stooped shoulders. But you can't tell if someone has osteoporosis just by looking at them. Doctors need to review your personal and family history, your habits, as well as a

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  7. Do Your Medications Affect Your Bones?

    If you have osteoporosis, or are at risk for it, you want to do all you can to keep your bones as strong as possible. Besides following your doctor's advice on diet and exercise, you should know that some medications are bone-friendly -- and others may have side effects that affect the bones. Some m

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  8. Osteoporosis Fractures: PT and Pain Management

    Having osteoporosis makes your bones more likely to break. The spine is the most common area where weak bones can give way. Many fractures hurt, so treatments will ease the pain and help heal a broken bone. You can recover and come back stronger. Good news: Pain usually does get better. It may take

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  9. Living With Osteoporosis

    If you're one of the 34 million Americans (women and men) who are at risk for the disease, you know that strengthening and protecting your bones is crucial. Osteoporosis means porous bones that weaken and can fracture with even minor incidents.   Some 55% of people 50 and older have osteoporosis or

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  10. The Truth About Vitamin D

    The hottest topic in medicine isn't the newest drug or the latest surgical device. It's vitamin D. What brought the simmering debate to a boil was a 2007 study showing that people taking normal vitamin D supplements were 7% less likely to die than those who didn't take the daily supplements. A year

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