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    Preventing Bone Fractures With Osteoporosis

    What Can I Do to Protect Myself From Fractures if I Have Osteoporosis?

    If you have osteoporosis, it is important to protect yourself against accidental falls, which may result in fractures. Take the following precautions to make your home safe:

    • Remove loose household items, keeping your home free of clutter.
    • Install grab bars on tub and shower walls and beside toilets.
    • Install proper lighting.
    • Apply treads to floors and remove throw rugs.

    Also talk with your health care provider about exercise, physical therapy and taking vitamin D supplements to prevent fractures.

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    Soda and Osteoporosis: Is There a Connection?

    Does this sound like you? While everyone else is at Starbucks getting their morning latte, you're at the vending machine picking up a Diet Coke. And if you're going to a movie, the popcorn just wouldn't be complete without a large soda. But there may be a link between soda and osteoporosis that could be putting your bones at risk.

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    Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on April 21, 2015

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