By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, March 28 HealthDay News) — Physical exercise at a young age increases bone health, and those benefits continue with age, a new study of baseball players finds.
And people who continue to exercise as they grow older have even greater bone health benefits, said lead researcher Stuart Warden, associate dean for [...]
By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A tiny spinal fracture can turn an active person into a shut-in. Until now, patients with these compression fractures have had limited options, but a new procedure shows promise, researchers say.
Vertebral or compression fractures — micro-breaks in the building blocks of the back typically [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seniors who take drugs to lower their blood pressure may be more likely to fall and end up with a broken hip or head injury, Yale University researchers report.
Side effects of blood pressure medications include dizziness and problems with balance, the study authors noted. Older [...]
By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even a little walking each week appears to lower the risk of hip fractures in men over 50, a new long-term study suggests.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital mined data from a large study, collecting information on the activity and sitting habits of almost [...]
Among women who were more than 10 years past menopause in a new study, the rate of bone mineral density loss was twice as high in those who’d had their ovaries removed before menopause than in those who still had their ovaries.
SUNDAY, Feb. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Every winter, many Americans suffer broken bones, muscle tears, sprains and strains from shoveling snow or falling on icy sidewalks and streets.
Orthopedic surgeons at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City are offering tips to help prevent fall-related injuries.
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Spinal cord injury rates in the United States are rising, and the leading cause now appears to be falls suffered by seniors rather than traffic crashes, according to a new study.
The findings suggest that programs to prevent falls in elderly people could significantly reduce the number of spinal [...]
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Efforts to reduce “adverse events” that occur in the hospital appear to be taking hold for patients who’ve had a heart attack or those being treated for congestive heart failure, according to new research.
Adverse events include reactions to certain drugs, falls, bedsores, hospital-acquired infections, [...]