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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.

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Do You Need Surgery for Vertebral Fractures?

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

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Diabetes Increases Osteoporosis Risk

Here's what you should know about the links between diabetes and osteoporosis and how you can reduce your fracture risk.

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What Is a Vertebral Compression Fracture?

An estimated 25 percent of American women over 50 experience compression fractures in their lifetime. Here’s what to know about this common source of back pain.

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.

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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.

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Is Drinking Alcohol Bad for Your Bones?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.