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National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month Spotlights Bone Health
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National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month Spotlights Bone Health

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) announced this month that in connection with National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which is observed each year in May, it is launching a new campaign, called Generations of Strength®. "NO...

National Arthritis Action Month Focuses on What You Can Do to Prevent or Manage this Common Condition
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National Arthritis Action Month Focuses on What You Can Do to Prevent or Manage this Common Condition

In a news release issued May 1, the Arthritis Foundation, a non-profit organization, declared May as National Arthritis Action Month, and "challeng[ed] Americans to begin taking steps to reduce the burden of arthritis, the nation's leading cause of dis...

NIH Features New Report on Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones
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NIH Features New Report on Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Monday that it has posted a new report on Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, on the NIH's medical resource site. The report is posted and feature...

2011 Johns Hopkins Arthritis Whitepaper Released
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2011 Johns Hopkins Arthritis Whitepaper Released

Johns Hopkins has released its 2011 Arthritis Whitepaper, with in-depth consumer information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various different conditions that fall under the heading of "arthritis." The paper features several diet, exerc...

Osteoporosis Concerns: What's New? Re-focus on Proper Movement and Posture
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Osteoporosis Concerns: What's New?  Re-focus on Proper Movement and Posture

Recent reports of new statistics on osteoporosis have not been substantiated, but new concerns about safety of osteoporosis drugs and calcium supplements have recently re-focused attention on proper posture and movement techniques to avoid bone fractur...

10 Ways You Can Protect Your Joints
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and help prevent Osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis). By the Arthritis Foundation. »View Info

Regular Walking Nearly Halves Disability Risk
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Research Alert from the Arthritis Foundation, July 17, 2008. Older adults can decrease their risk of disability and increase their likelihood of maintaining independence by 41 percent by participating in a walking exercise program, according to a ...

National Arthritis Action Plan: A Public Health Strategy
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Prepared Under The Leadership Of Arthritis Foundation, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sixty page document, focusing on plan to foster national education and prevention of arth...

Diet and Your Arthritis
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by the Arthritis Foundation. Includes a guide to a healthy diet, discussion of research on the relationship of nutrition and arthritis, and links to a study on the relationship of obesity and arthritis. »View Info

Osteoporosis
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by American Geriatrics Society, Foundation for Health in Aging. Discusses causes, assessment, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, including the importance of exercise, calcium and vitamin D. »View Info

The Low-Down on Osteoporosis
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by the National Institute of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, including “a word to the wise: what you can do to prevent osteoporosis.” View info...The Low-Down on Osteoporosis

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Risks of Calcium Supplements Highlighted by New Study & Govt Recommendation
March 5, 2013 Posted by Editor
Risks of Calcium Supplements Highlighted by New Study & Govt Recommendation

A large new study conducted by Swedish researchers has found that older women who consumed more than 1,400 milligrams (mg) of calcium per day (from food and calcium supplements combined) were more than twice as likely to die from heart disease as those...

Two Exercises to Help Prevent Knee Injuries
January 9, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Two Exercises to Help Prevent Knee Injuries

Many doctors and physical trainers recommend strengthening all the muscles around the knee, such as quadriceps, hamstrings, and the calf, as a way of helping to prevent knee injuries. Before embarking on any exercise program, consult your doctor fir...

Experts Advocate Dancing for Health
July 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

UPDATED July 23, 2012: A new Health Tip published by MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health advocates that seniors "make exercise a social activity." "Participate in a group dance class or a group fi...

Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout
July 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout

Harvard Health Publications has published a new Special Health Report entitled, "The Joint Pain Relief Workout: Healing exercises for your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles." The Report provides exercises designed by doctors at Harvard Medical Sc...

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against Vitamin D & Calcium Supplements
June 19, 2012 Posted by Editor
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against Vitamin D & Calcium Supplements

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation on June 12, 2012, in which, based on its review of the scientific literature, it declined to recommend Vitamin D and Calcium supplements for prevention of cancer or bone fractures fr...

New Studies Focus on Preventing Muscle Loss, as Key to Healthy Aging
June 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Studies Focus on Preventing Muscle Loss, as Key to Healthy Aging

The National Institutes of Health last week awarded a $5.2 million grant to the University of Florida's Institute on Aging, for continued studies of what causes age-related muscle loss (Sarcopenia) and how to prevent it. According to a recent reportin...

Preventing Osteoporosis
March 26, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

Here are some tips on preventing osteoporosis by Cleveland Clinic's Kristin Kirkpatrick, wellness manager for the Lifestyle 180 program. Watch ShareWik.com »

Vitamin E Supplements May Weaken Bones, New Mouse Study Suggests
March 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Vitamin E Supplements May Weaken Bones, New Mouse Study Suggests

A new study by researchers at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, has found that mice fed Vitamin E supplement in a quantity similar to that consumed by many people taking Vitamin E supplements lost bone mass, while those bred to be deficient in Vitamin E...

Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back
February 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back

Harvard Health Publications has issued a revised and updated version of its Special Health Report on "Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back," written by experts at Harvard Medical School. According to Harvard Health Publications, "Back pain is one...

Fosamax Lawsuits Question Wide Use of Osteoporosis Drugs
November 11, 2010 Posted by Editor
Fosamax Lawsuits Question Wide Use of Osteoporosis Drugs

As reported in the New York Times, several lawsuits are now being pursued against drug companies, alleging that continued use of bone-loss drugs, such as Fosamax and others, caused jawbone disintegration, thigh fractures, and other serious problems. ...

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