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Are You At Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Learn about the nine most common risk factors for RA and what you can do about them.

By Lisa Fields
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Your Body Wash Could Make You More Likely to Break a Bone

Want to reduce your osteoporosis risk? You may want to check the ingredients list on your personal care products.

By Lara DeSanto
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How Sleep Affects Your Osteoporosis Risk

Did you know that a lack of quality sleep can harm your bone health? Here’s what you can do to combat the effects.

By Martin Reed
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How to Keep Up With the Grandkids Despite Osteoporosis

There's nothing like the feeling of spending time with your grandchildren. But when you have osteoporosis, how do you ensure quality time isn't hard on your bones?

By Eileen Bailey
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10 Myths About Osteoporosis

Learning the facts about bone health can help you take steps to reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis.

By Eileen Bailey
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How Psoriatic Arthritis Damages Your Bones

Read about the connection between psoriatic arthritis and osteoporosis and osteopenia, and learn helpful tips for preventing bone damage from PsA.

By Casey Nilsson
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Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures: What You Should Know

Get the facts about reducing your risk of osteoporosis, straight from the clinical director of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Osteoporosis: What You Can Do Now to Reduce Your Risk

While most women don't see the effects of osteoporosis until later in life, there are things you can do when you’re young to reduce the risk.

By Allison Bush
Women With Lung Disorders at Higher Osteoporosis Risk

Women With Lung Disorders at Higher Osteoporosis Risk

Postmenopausal women with a chronic lung disorder, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma, may be at higher risk for osteoporosis of the hip.

By Deborah Kaplan
The Lupus-Osteoporosis Connection

The Lupus-Osteoporosis Connection

Osteoporosis is one of the most common complications of lupus. Here’s what you can do to offset the bone-weakening impact of the disease and its treatments.

By Tim Gower