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2014-05-05 23:03:27

SF Custom Chiropractic honors Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month by partnering with My Heart Watch to hold a bone density screening clinic on May 20. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 For the month of May, SF Custom Chiropractic is shining a spotlight on Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention. Osteoporosis is a condition which causes bones to weaken and also decreases bone growth and tissue regeneration. People who suffer from osteoporosis are much more likely to develop a...

2012-06-18 23:11:28

The Endocrine Society releases new clinical practice guideline on the management of osteoporosis in men Osteoporosis in men causes significant morbidity and mortality. Today, the Endocrine Society released clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for management of this condition in men. "Osteoporosis in Men: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline," is published in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM), a publication of The Endocrine Society....

2011-10-20 13:42:12

Adaptation to upright walking leaves humans susceptible, Case Western Reserve University study shows Osteoporosis is blamed for backbone fractures. The real culprit could well be our own vertebrae, which evolved to absorb the pounding of upright walking, researchers at Case Western Reserve University say. Compared to apes, humans have larger, more porous vertebrae encased in a much thinner shell of bone. The design works well until men and women age and suffer bone loss, leaving them...

2008-10-22 09:00:42

Imaging Therapeutics, Inc has received marketing clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration to market its OsDx(TM) Hip Bone Mineral Density (BMD) system. OsDx Hip BMD is a stand-alone x-ray image-processing software system intended to provide an estimate of BMD of the proximal femur using standard antero-posterior hip or pelvis radiographic images. This information may be used by physicians in the assessment of osteoporosis. According to the 2004 Surgeon General Report...

2008-09-06 03:00:05

By Guner, Fisun The latest display at the excellent Wellcome Collection is a haunting hotchpotch of skeletons. By Fisun Guner The air is chilly, the atmosphere is hushed, the lights are dimmed low: a gallery at the Wellcome Collection has been turned into a crepuscular tomb. In 26 neatly aligned glass coffins lie 26 recently excavated skeletons (27, if you count the 22-week-old foetus still in its mother's womb cavity). Yet this is no sensation-packed ghoulfest in the dire, dumbed-down...

2008-07-14 18:00:12

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Can a person in their early 50s have osteoporosis? When I broke my wrist last month, the doctor who treated me told me the fracture may be a result of osteoporosis. Is this possible, and if so, what can I do about it? - BONY BRENDA DEAR BRENDA: For years, osteoporosis has been considered a disease that affects only the elderly, but the fact is more than half of all Americans over age 50 are at risk. Here's what you should know. Osteoporosis is a bone-thinning disease...

2004-11-27 15:00:09

A milk protein that dramatically improves bone density in laboratory tests offers hope to the tens of thousands of women and men who suffer from debilitating osteoporosis. Auckland University's osteoporosis research group has found that lactoferrin -- a protein found in milk -- not only boosts bone growth, but also inhibits the natural breakdown of bone. Associate Professor Jill Cornish, whose results were presented at a conference in Melbourne on Wednesday night, said much research had...


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