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2014-05-16 12:28:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For older adults, one break all too frequently leads to another. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140516/88468 Studies have shown that anyone age 50 or older who suffers a fragility fracture - a bone break sustained in a fall from a standing height or less - is two to five times more likely to experience a second fracture than someone who hasn't had one. The odds that a person who's suffered two such fractures will...

2014-05-06 17:08:14

Age and testing of hip bone mineral density (BDM) when postmenopausal women discontinue bisphosphonate therapy can help predict the likelihood of fractures over the next five years. Bisphosphonates can reduce the risk of hip and spine fractures. But recent concerns about safety issues, including osteonecrosis of the jaw, atypical femoral fractures and esophageal cancer, have increased interest in interrupting or stopping bisphosphonate therapy after several years of treatment. This study...

2014-04-30 23:20:33

Post-menopausal women are at highest risk for developing osteoporosis during their lifetime, which can lead to debilitating bone fractures and a decrease in quality of life. Women’s Excellence offers risk assessment, screening, prevention counseling, diagnostic testing, and effective treatment for osteopenia and osteoporosis. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Bone is living tissue that is constantly being absorbed and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone...

2014-04-29 04:21:56

Sunsweet Encourages Bone Health with The Amaz!ng Prune and Other Healthy Lifestyle Habits YUBA CITY, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As many as 52 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, and studies suggest that one in two women and up to one in four men ages 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis.(1) Osteoporosis is concerning because you can't feel your bones getting weaker, which is why it's often referred to as the "silent disease." May is National...

2014-04-15 23:11:51

The latest in Osteoporosis Risk Assessment and Treatment was discussed with Primary Care practitioners at the 8th Annual Spring CME (Continuing Medical Education) Conference held by the Continuing Education Company at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida, March 31-April 4, 2014. Palm Coast, Florida (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Continuing Education Company, a leader in family practitioner continuing medical education, presented Dr. Alan Stern's "Osteoporosis: of Mortar and...

2014-04-07 15:56:42

Study shows that prevalent ankle fractures are associated with low areal BMD and bone microstructural alterations in postmenopausal women A study by researchers at the University of Geneva concludes that prevalent ankle fractures should be considered as osteoporotic fractures and taken into account in fracture-risk assessment. The research was presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Seville, Spain. After vertebral fractures,...

2014-04-07 10:51:01

Study of Norwegian students finds great variation in impact on bone mineral density in boys and girls Results of a study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, showed that in boys, higher screen time was adversely associated to bone mineral density (BMD) at all sites even when adjusted for specific lifestyle factors. The skeleton grows continually from birth to the end of the teenage years, reaching peak bone mass – maximum...

2014-04-07 10:35:51

Too Fit to Fracture international multidisciplinary panel provides health professionals with guidance to ensure safe and effective physical activity for osteoporosis patients Today, experts from the Too Fit to Fracture Initiative presented the results of an international consensus process to establish exercise recommendations for people with osteoporosis, with or without spine fractures. The results were presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal...

2014-04-03 13:14:03

Belgian study shows osteoporosis screening strategy using FRAX as pre-screening tool is cost-effective if there is optimum follow-up and adherence to medication In new research presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases today, investigators showed that an osteoporosis screening strategy using FRAX as a pre-screening tool is cost-effective if the follow up of the screening and medication adherence are optimized. FRAX (WHO Fracture Risk...

2014-04-01 08:26:31

LONDON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Bone Densitometers Market (DEXA, QCT, pDEXA, SEXA, pQCT, RA and QUS)- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019 Bone Densitometers Market (DEXA, QCT, pDEXA, SEXA, pQCT, RA and QUS)- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019 The bone densitometers market though highly mature in developed countries of the U.S. and...


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