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  1. Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who had their ovaries removed before menopause are at increased risk for bone loss and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Researchers looked at 222 healthy postmenopausal women in the Los Angeles

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  2. New Osteoporosis Drug Could Change Treatment: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new medication for osteoporosis prompts the body to rebuild bone and could potentially strengthen the skeleton against fractures, researchers report. The experimental drug, romosozumab, frees the body's ability to sti

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  3. Drinking Milk as Teens May Not Protect Men's Bones

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who drink more milk during their teenage years might not see any drop in their risk for hip fractures as adults, new research suggests. Just the opposite: Their risk actually might rise. The finding, which was not obser

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. FDA Panel: Long-Used Osteoporosis Drug Too Risky

    March 7, 2013 -- An FDA panel voted to stop recommending calcitonin salmon for the treatment of osteoporosis in women who are at least five years past menopause. The committee voted 12-9 against continued marketing of the drug, citing lack of benefit and concerns about a cancer risk. Calcitonin salm

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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