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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 […]

Men Get Osteoporosis, Too

Women are not the only ones who need to be concerned about the progressive bone loss and increased fracture risk that result from osteoporosis. Up to one in four men older than 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Despite this risk, older men are less likely than women to receive osteoporosis screening […]

Does Eating Dried Plumbs have a Bone-Protective Effect?

Eating dried plumbs (prunes) seems to have a positive effect on bone health. A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in July 2014 examines why dried plumbs may be healthy for bones and in general.

San Diego State University and Florida State University researchers analyzed a year-long study published in […]

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 […]