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    News and Features Related to Osteoporosis

    1. Is Yoga a Prescription for Osteoporosis?

      I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 2003 when I was 56. My husband and I had just retired and moved, and I had a new doctor who asked if I'd ever had a DXA scan to measure bone density. I was a smoker at the time, and my younger sister had been diagnosed with osteopenia a few years before. "No," I

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    2. Do You Get Enough Vitamin D and Calcium?

      Vitamin D and calcium can be your best friends if you want to keep your bones healthy. Get the right amount and you'll be less likely to break one or get a bone-weakening disease called osteoporosis. To figure out how much vitamin D is right for you, you need to get familiar with something called an

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    3. Researchers: Retract This Nitroglycerin Study

      By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some authors of a published study that claimed the heart medicine nitroglycerin might boost bone density in older women have asked that the study be retracted, saying the lead researcher falsified data in the report. Th

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    4. Soy Protein May Protect Against Osteoporosis

      Nov. 2, 2015 -- Getting plenty of soy protein from food, or taking soy supplements, could help protect older women from osteoporosis, early results from a new study suggest. Women become more likely to get that condition, which makes bones weak and brittle, after menopause. That's because their bodi

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Osteoporosis Isn't Just for Women

      Think of osteoporosis as a woman's disease? Or is it not really on your radar at all? Know the facts so you can avoid getting a broken bone or worse as you get older. "If a man falls and breaks his hip, he's more likely than a woman to have a major complication from it, including death or being conf

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    9. 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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    10. 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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