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Bracing for Spinal Compression Fractures Might Not be Necessary

Osteoporosis-related compression fractures in the spine are often treated with bracing. But a recent study shows patients who wore the braces did no better than patients who did not. The study, published December 3, 2014 in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, found that patients with the spinal compression fractures who wore braces […]

One-legged Balance Test Helps Predict Hip Fracture and Death among Postmenopausal Women

New research suggests there are important clues that help to predict hip fracture and death among postmenopausal women. One is the inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds. The other: to squat down and reach the floor.

Both functions are necessary for independence and quality of life. A woman’s inability to […]

Top Injury Prevention Tips for High Intensity Interval Training

It’s a big fitness trend, promising quick, dramatic results with short bursts of exercise. Called High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, the fitness approach encourages participants to push themselves to their limits to achieve measurable gains in strength and endurance. And while the premise is a good one for many athletes, the risk for […]

Exercise Programs for Older Adults Prevent Injuries from Falls

A well-designed exercise program not only prevents falls among older adults, but also prevents injuries associated with falls, according to a new review of studies published October 29, 2013 on bmj.com.

Researchers analyzed results of a collection of studies on fall-prevention exercise programs and found those programs are associated with a notably lower risk […]