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Falls, Fights Cause Most Serious Eye Injuries: Study

November 16, 2015

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Falls and fights are the leading causes of eye injuries that land people in the hospital, a new study finds.
Also, the cost of treating such injuries is going up. The analysis of data from nearly 47,000 people hospitalized for eye injuries between 2002 and 2011 showed that treatment […]

Doctors Offer Fall Clean-Up Safety Advice

October 9, 2015

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fall clean-up often means it’s time to drag out your ladder and rake. But what may seem like an easy task can lead to serious injury if you don’t take proper precautions.
“Never underestimate the task at hand while cleaning. Even the most mundane or simple chores can […]

Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls

October 9, 2015

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People arriving at the emergency room for a fall may be there due to an underlying infection rather than clumsiness, a new study suggests.
Infection-related falls usually affect older people but can happen to anyone, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital warn.
“Over the years I’ve been struck by the fact […]

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 […]


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