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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports. Previous research has shown that the calcium in milk can help strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis. These benefits to bone health have led

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  7. Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Some

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Current osteoporosis screening guidelines and tools fail to identify many younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures, a new study says. "If we want to prevent fractures, we need tools that help

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  8. The Dangers of Thinning Bones as Men Age

    Oct. 10, 2014 -- One-third of all hip fractures happen in men, and up to 37% of men die in the first year following the fractures. That's according to a new report, which highlights the lesser-known issue of thinning bones, or osteoporosis, in men as opposed to women. Men and women with osteoporosis

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  9. Osteoporosis Drugs Work, but...

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many osteoporosis drugs cut women's risk of suffering a bone fracture, though it's not clear whether any one medication works better than others, a new research review finds. Reporting Sept. 8 in Annals of Internal Medicine,

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  10. Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin D supplements does little to reduce seniors' risk of falls, a new review finds. Researchers analyzed 20 studies that included nearly 30,000 people and tested how vitamin D supplements affected fall risk.

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