Beyond its role in fortifying the skeletal structure, calcium is indispensable for functions such as blood clotting and nerve functions. Despite its importance, a staggering number of Americans fail to meet the recommended daily intake of calcium. If you’re seeking ways to enhance your calcium consumption, this article may be a valuable resource with information… Read more »
By Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN Did you know that one in five women will develop osteoporosis by age 70 and one in two of those will break a bone due to osteoporosis? When thinking about all the prevalent health concerns in our society including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, how often do our bones top… Read more »
Molly Giles was standing in her kitchen one spring night in 2019, musing about whether to do the dishes or leave them until the morning, when a bone in her left leg snapped and she crashed to the ground, breaking her hip. “I passed out, and I’m pretty sure I would have died if my… Read more »
Osteoporosis affects roughly 10 million Americans, with low bone density affecting another 44 million Americans. Click here to read the full article.
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone that makes a person’s bones weak and more likely to break. Approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and another 44 million have low bone density, placing them at increased risk. Click here to read the full article.
10 million Americans have the disease, which results in weak, brittle bones — here’s what to do. Click here to read the article and watch the video.
A bone density test gauges the mineral content, like calcium, within your bones. The primary and versatile method for this assessment is Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA). DXA serves to proactively diagnose osteoporosis, assess future fracture risk, and track the progress of osteoporosis treatments, all before a bone fracture occurs. Click here to read the full… Read more »
BHOF Trustee Barbara Hannah Grufferman’s article, 10 Risks for Osteoporosis — and Its Early Warning Signs, was featured in AARP News to help readers learn about habits that can weaken your bones, and how to spot the changes early on. Click here to read the article.
In honor of World Osteoporosis Day, HealthyWomen launched The #YesYouScan! Campaign. Britt Waters talked with BHOF CEO Claire Gill about how the campaign raises awareness on the importance of bone scans.
When we fall as kids, we’re told to pick ourselves up and start over again. As we grow older, the issues around falling turn darker. Many older adults grow fearful, seeing scary ads for alarms to engage if we fall and can’t get up. If people knew all the facts, they’d be even more concerned. Every… Read more »