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Want to Improve Your Bone Health? Consider High Impact Exercise.

Physical activity is important for preventing bone loss and osteoporosis. The challenge for older and inactive people, is the type of exercise that actually builds bone is high impact. In other words, you actually have to jar bones by jumping or running at a good pace in order to build them, according to a […]

Study Questions Value of Bone Density Testing Recommendation

The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends checking for osteoporosis beginning at age 65 for women and 70 for men. At that point, Medicare pays for the standard test for checking one’s bone density with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) every two years. People are covered for testing every other year regardless of whether their previous scan was […]

Medicare Patients, Physical Therapists Stand to Lose in Government’s Outpatient Therapy Reform

The national association representing physical therapists, the American Physical Therapy Association is calling on policymakers to reject some recommendations released by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which would diminish needed coverage for many Medicare patients.

Cutting back on physical therapy services would be a step in the wrong direction for not only patients […]

Osteoporosis Drug Seems to Help Prevent Knee Arthritis Progression

A drug used as a post-menopausal treatment for women who have osteoporosis, or brittle bones, might also help stop progression of knee osteoarthritis.

Researchers conducted a three-year study on men and women with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis. The average age of patients was 63. Researchers separated patients into three groups: Two groups of […]