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Woman washing her shoulder in the shower.

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.

Mature woman stretching.

What to Know About RA’s Link to Osteoporosis

Having RA increases your risk of getting osteoporosis and suffering fractures from it. Here’s what you need to know.

Vitamin D capsules.

Are You Overdosing on Vitamin D?

Have we gone overboard with vitamin D? It has many benefits, but taking too much may be harmful.

Doctor examining senior man's eye while he lies down.

Cataracts Linked to Bone Loss and Fracture Risk

People with cataracts may be at increased risk for osteoporosis and fractures related to bone loss, according to results of a study conducted in Taiwan.

Senior man with bone loss talking to doctor about x-rays.

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.

Women undergoing bone density scan.

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.

Doctor and woman looking at knee x-rays.

What is Osteopenia?

Osteopenia is a bone mineral density measurement that is below average indicating bone loss not severe enough for osteoporosis. As we age, it is normal to lose some bone.

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Taking care of your bones

Healthy bones can be the key to good health and happiness. Consider what you couldn’t do without strong, healthy bones. No running, walking, jumping, bending, gardening, dancing, or holding a baby. So it’s important to take good care of your bones, e...