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Bone Health

Osteoporosis

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

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Bone Density

Seniors With Certain Fractures Should Be Treated for Bone Loss

An international group of more than 40 of the top bone health experts issued updated recommendations for osteoporosis treatment in seniors.

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Risk Factors

The Link Between Osteoporosis/Osteopenia and Psoriatic Arthritis and How to Protect Your Bones

Read the science behind the connection between psoriatic arthritis and osteoporosis and osteopenia, as well as tips for preventing bone damage.

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Diagnosis

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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Risk Factors

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.

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Prevention

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.

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Living With

Osteoporosis-Friendly Exercises to Try

Exercise can help you maintain and build bone strength when you’re living with osteoporosis. Here’s how to build a safe routine that works for you.

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Prevention

10 Ways to Lower Bone Fracture Risk

Many fractures in older people are related to osteoporosis. Here are some simple things you can do to reduce your risk.

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Risk Factors

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.

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Bone Density

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.

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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.