Osteoporosis

Find the latest information on osteoporisis, including risk factors, prevention tips, treatment, bone strengthening strategies, and more.

Lack of Sleep May Pose Osteoporosis Risk

Insomnia can increase the risk of developing a number of health complications such as memory loss, depression, obesity, and even heart failure. New research also suggests that sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia may increase the risk of ...

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Could Weakened Bones Signal Dementia Risk?

Several studies have suggested that osteoporosis — thinning bones — is associated with an increased risk for cognitive changes, dementia, and memory loss.

By Diane Domina

Should You Be Screened for Osteoporosis?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reaffirmed its 2011 screening recommendations for osteoporosis, or bone loss, in women and men.

By Diane Domina

Probiotics May Help Prevent Bone Loss in Older Women

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have shown for the first time that probiotics – dietary supplements containing health-promoting bacteria – can promote bone health.

By Diane Domina

Could This Osteoporosis Drug Help Prevent Hair Loss?

A medication for osteoporosis (thinning bones), certain autoimmune diseases, and suppression of transplant rejection could reduce hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) in both men and women, according to a new study.

By Diane Domina

Task Force: No Evidence Vitamin D Supplements Prevent Falls

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a final recommendation on vitamin D supplementation, with or without calcium, to prevent fractures caused by falls in seniors.

By Diane Domina

The Link Between Psoriasis and Osteoporosis

Having psoriasis increases the likelihood that you will develop osteoporosis. Here’s what you can do to lower your risk.

By Eileen Bailey

Surgery for Vertebral Compression Fractures

When pain medications and rest aren’t enough to reduce pain from a vetebral fracture, surgery may be necessary.

By Peter Jaret

Frequent Exercise Maintains Bone Health

Exercising at least twice a week is required to maintain bone health and prevent bone loss.

By Nancy Monson

Foods to Help Women Reduce Internal Inflammation

What foods should be included in an anti-inflammatory diet?

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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