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    1. Women and Weight Training for Osteoporosis

      Did you know that weight training for osteoporosis -- not just walking or doing aerobics, but lifting weights -- can help protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures? Studies show that strength training over a period of time can help prevent bone loss -- and may even help build new

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    2. Weight-Bearing Exercise: 8 Workouts for Strong Bones

      What are the best ways to exercise and improve your bone health when you have osteoporosis? Try weight-bearing workouts that stress bones and muscles more than your everyday life, says Paul Mystkowski, MD, an endocrinologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and clinical faculty member of

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    3. Calcium: Gotta Have It for Healthy Bones

      Got milk? That's not just an advertising slogan. It's a legitimate question. Milk and other calcium-rich foods are an important part of a bone-healthy lifestyle that can not only reduce the risk of fractures as you get older, but may also protect against certain cancers. Many people have also taken

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    4. Exercises to Help Osteoporosis

      When Betty Bullock was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 1997, at the age of 66, it was a shock. She’d always been healthy and active, an avid athlete who plays tennis, swims, walks her dogs, and dances. “I was thinking, ‘What did I do wrong?’” says the 76-year-old great-grandmother, who lives in Albuq

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    5. Osteoporosis Diet Dangers: Foods to Avoid

      Getting enough calcium and vitamin D is essential for warding off osteoporosis. For even stronger bones, avoid these everyday osteoporosis diet dangers. Salt can pose a great obstacle to a sturdy skeleton. Research has found that postmenopausal women with a high-salt diet lose more bone minerals tha

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    6. How Much Do You Know About Bones?

      If your experience with bones is pretty much limited to putting on that skeleton costume every Halloween, then you could be cheating yourself out of important preventive care. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about bone health, and learn a bit about what you can do to protect your skelet

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    7. Osteoporosis Medications: How They Work

      Think your bones stopped growing by the time you finished high school? Think again. Bones constantly remodel themselves throughout life, growing here, thinning there. In osteoporosis, though, normal bone remodeling goes awry. Bone loss exceeds bone growth, and bones become thin and weak. Osteoporosi

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    8. Fracture Prevention: 6 Tips to Fight Fractures, Slips, and Falls

      If you have osteoporosis, treating the condition directly -- with medicines or calcium supplements -- is obviously important. But it's also crucial to do everything you can to avoid the most serious risk of osteoporosis: broken bones. Practicing fracture prevention is a vital part of your osteoporos

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    9. Soda and Osteoporosis: Is There a Connection?

      Does this sound like you? While everyone else is at Starbucks getting their morning latte, you're at the vending machine picking up a Diet Coke. And if you're going to a movie, the popcorn just wouldn't be complete without a large soda. But there may be a link between soda and osteoporosis that coul

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    10. Osteopenia

      About 18 million Americans have osteopenia, a health problem that can turn into osteoporosis. Bone mineral density is lower than normal. However, it is not yet low enough to be considered osteoporosis. Not everyone with osteopenia will develop osteoporosis. However, it can turn into osteoporosis if

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