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  1. Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who need surgery for a broken hip face a higher risk of serious complications and death than those who undergo an elective hip replacement -- and the disparity is not explained by fracture sufferers' older age or poo

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  2. Does Hopping Help Your Hips?

    Sept. 11, 2015 -- Hopping for 2 minutes a day can help bone health in older men, U.K. researchers say. The impact exercises help counteract the effects of aging in the bone, they claim, and that may mean hips are less likely to break after a fall.  But the research team says it's too soon to recomme

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  3. This May Lower Fracture Odds in Older Women

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years,

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  4. Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis Not Linked for Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney or bladder stones do not increase a postmenopausal woman's risk of osteoporosis, a new study finds. "We know in men that if you have a kidney stone, you are more likely to have osteoporosis," said corresponding aut

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  5. The Time to Prevent Osteoporosis Is Now

    Women are about four times as likely as men to get osteoporosis. Your chance to prevent it is now. Bone loss is a part of aging for both sexes. But it can have greater consequences for women, who typically have lower bone mass to begin with. When you lose too much, the bones can become weak and brea

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  6. Overactive Thyroid Tied to Higher Fracture Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who only have a mildly overactive thyroid gland face an elevated risk for fractures in the hips or spinal area, a new review suggests. "Subclinical hyperthyroidism" is a condition in which an overactive thyroid gl

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  7. Exercise After a Broken Bone From Osteoporosis

    Worried about getting back into your exercise routine after you’ve had a fracture? You might be surprised to know that experts say it's one of the best ways to make your bones stronger. Every day you're off your feet, you're setting yourself up for more fractures down the road, says Margaret Martin,

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  8. Build Stronger Bones With Exercise

    Diagnosed with osteoporosis? Take charge of it! One of your best tools to fight back is exercise. It's a powerful way to slow the disease. Movement helps build up your bones, making it less likely that they'll break. It also improves your balance and flexibility, which can keep you from falling down

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  9. Build Stronger Bones With Nutrition

    When you eat right, you strengthen your bones and lower your odds of getting a disease that makes them weaker and more likely to break (osteoporosis). The best strategy is to keep a few key nutrients in mind when you plan your meals. If you don't get enough, your bones may get weaker, which can lead

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  10. Could Weak Bones, Sudden Hearing Loss Be Linked?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the reason for the connection isn't clear, osteoporosis and sudden, temporary hearing loss often occur together, a new study from Taiwan finds. A team led by Dr. Kai-Jen Tien, of the Chi Mei Medical Center in

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