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Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones: Studies

September 29, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extra calcium may not protect your aging bones after all.
New Zealand researchers who analyzed more than 100 previous investigations say guidelines advising seniors to consume at least 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day are misplaced.
No proof was found that boosting calcium intake beyond […]

Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds

August 31, 2015

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American seniors seen at emergency departments overestimate their mobility, according to a recent study.
Researchers asked seniors who visited an ER to get out of bed, walk 10 feet and return to bed. The investigators found that almost one-quarter of these patients inaccurately assessed their ability to complete […]

Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

August 27, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests.
Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years, their fracture risk was still reduced seven years later. Before entering […]

Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study

August 20, 2015

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Delivering vitamin D supplements to homebound seniors might help lower their risk of falls, a new study suggests.
Previous research has found vitamin D plays an important role in maintaining muscle strength, and some studies have suggested vitamin D may help prevent falls, researchers say. Vitamin D is found […]

Vitamin D Supplements Won’t Strengthen Older Women’s Bones: Study

August 3, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates.
“While high-dose vitamin D did indeed increase calcium absorption, the increase was only 1 percent and [it] did not translate into gains in spine, hip or […]

Targeted Workouts May Strengthen Men’s Bones in Middle Age

July 30, 2015

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Certain types of exercise improve bone health in middle-aged men with low bone mass and may lower their risk for osteoporosis, according to a small new study.
Men naturally lose bone mass as they age, which can put them at risk for osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones and […]

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis

July 28, 2015

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Kidney or bladder stones do not increase a postmenopausal woman’s risk of osteoporosis, a new study finds.
“We know in men that if you have a kidney stone, you are more likely to have osteoporosis,” said corresponding author Dr. Laura Carbone, chief of rheumatology at the Medical College of […]

Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

June 9, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While the overall rate of traumatic spinal cord injuries was stable from 1993 to 2012, an increasing number of older Americans have experienced this injury, a new study finds.
“Spinal cord injury is a catastrophic injury that often results in permanent disability,” said lead researcher Dr. […]

Falls Are Leading Cause of Childhood Injuries, Expert Says

June 4, 2015

THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Falls are the leading cause of childhood injuries, and most of them occur in the home, a pediatric trauma expert said.
Many people associate falls with playgrounds, but kids can tumble off changing tables. They can also fall out of infant seats, shopping carts and windows, resulting in serious […]

Men Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis, Too

May 15, 2015

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men are far less likely than women to be screened for osteoporosis, even though they are more likely to suffer worse consequences from the bone-thinning condition, a new study finds.
Up to 2 million American men have osteoporosis, and another 8 million to 13 million men have low […]


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