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  • Early Warning Signs of Bone Weakness You Need to Know

    Do you know if your bones are strong and healthy?

    Degenerative bone disease impacts up to 200 million people all over the world.

    Often, the condition can go undiagnosed for years. Eventually an unfortunate accident can lead to a debilitating injury such as a fractured hip.

    This is because most people are not aware of the early warning signs of bone weakness. Many people believe that they would experience joint pain or weakness if their bones were degenerating. However, this is not always the case.

    In fact, by the time your joint pain and stiffness begin to appear, the bones have often been degenerating for quite some time. This is why it is so important to be aware of the early warning signs of bone weakness.

    The sooner you can begin to make changes to your diet and lifestyle, the less likely you are to develop severe degenerative bone diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

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  • Vitamin Excess Can Make You Sick

    As more is learned about excessive vitamins and minerals, it’s best to avoid mega-doses. This means paying attention to the amounts consumed in fortified foods and beverages along with avoiding megadoses in your supplements.
  • Update on Medicines for Osteoporosis - New Guidelines for “Bisphosphonate Holidays”

    Bisphosphonates like Fosamax®, Boniva®, and Actonel® have been used for the past twenty-five years for osteoporosis but new research continues to add more information.

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  • More Bad News About NSAIDs

    Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs – NSAIDs - are common pain relievers that include ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin and other similar medicines that may be sold over-the-counter or by prescription. However, new warnings have been issued by the Food and Drug Administration. According to Consumer Reports, approximately 100,000 hospital admissions and 16,000 deaths were related to NSAIDs in 2013.

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  • Can Race Horses Teach You Something About Broken Bones & Athletic Injuries?

    Broken bones can be deadly for race horses and also for people. Approximately 20% of women will break a hip and one fourth of them will be dead within a year. Half will never again walk independently, and one in five will live permanently in a long-term care facility. The risk of death after a hip fracture is even worse for men.

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