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Hip Fracture Repair Surgery Leads to Lifetime Health and Financial Benefits, According to New Study

The surgical repair of hip fractures not only increases quality of life and mobility, but also cuts lifetime health care costs by more than $65,000 each patient, according to a new study.

Hip fracture is a common occurrence among especially older people. More than 300,000 Americans suffer a hip fracture each year, often […]

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 […]

Alcohol-dependent Men Risk Osteoporosis; Bones Strengthen When They Stop Drinking

While alcohol dependence lowers bone density in men, putting them at risk for osteoporosis, the negative effect on bones seems to disappear once they stop drinking, according to a study published September 14, 2012 online in the journal Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research.

European researchers studied a group of men in an inpatient alcoholism […]