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12 Osteoporosis Terms You Should Know

Recently diagnosed with osteoporosis? Here’s a guide to some common terms you should understand.

By Lara DeSanto
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
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Scoliosis and Kyphosis: What to Know

These two spinal deformities usually develop in childhood or adolescence, but they can worsen with age.

By HealthAfter50
Woman drinking wine.

Is Drinking Alcohol Bad for Your Bones?

Here’s what you need to know about alcohol consumption and osteoporosis.

By HealthAfter50
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8 Ways to Prevent a Bone Fracture

Fragility fractures affect up to one-half of women and one-third of men over age 50, but there are steps you can take to help prevent them.

By HealthAfter50
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Dislocated Shoulder Can Mean Long-Term Problems

The unique design of the shoulder joint creates extraordinary flexibility, but it can also increase the risk for certain problems.

By HealthAfter50
Podiatrist examines a patient's bunion.

How to Get Rid of Bunion Pain

You don't have to accept foot pain from bunions as a fact of life. These simple solutions can help you reduce bunion foot pain.

By HealthAfter50
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Can You Prevent Age-Related Height Loss?

As you age, you may lose up to a half an inch of height every decade. Here’s why.

By HealthAfter50
Doctors reviewing low back/hip x-ray

What You Need to Know About Bone Density Tests

The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends that all women age 65 and older get screened for osteoporosis with a bone mineral density (BMD) test.

By HealthAfter50
A doctor examines a neck X-ray.

What to Know About Spinal Stenosis Surgery

If you struggle with back pain from spinal stenosis, surgery is often a last resort. But if you do need surgery, here's what you should know.

By HealthAfter50