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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Bone-Building Drug and Frail Women's Hips, Spines

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frail, older women may only need a single dose of the osteoporosis drug Reclast to build bone strength, a new study suggests. But greater bone density did not translate into fewer fractures among these high-risk women,

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  7. More Middle-Aged Americans Getting Hips Replaced

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More and more middle-aged Americans are replacing their hips damaged by severe arthritis -- a surgery that used to be largely reserved for elderly people, a new study reports. Researchers found that between 2002 and 2011, t

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  8. Surgery Not Better for Spine Narrowing: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery and more conservative treatments provide similar long-term outcomes for people with spinal stenosis, a new study suggests. Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal that leads to back and leg pain and other

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  9. Life Satisfaction and Bone Health in Older Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who are satisfied with their lives may have better bone health, a new Finnish study suggests. Up to half of all women older than 50 will develop the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, which can lead to serious

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  10. Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins have been touted by some as capable of reducing the risk for broken bones. But, it appears that's not the case, a new study finds. In the study, almost 18,000 older adults w

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