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 »
FIU scientists pinpointed a new method to help bone-producing cells make more bone January, 2023 (Miami, FL) – Reversing osteoporosis could one day be as easy as taking a pill. A team of FIU drug development scientists found a possible new way to counteract the effects of the disease that turns bones into honeycomb-like structures —… 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.
Despite progress in scientific research and available treatments and diagnostic tools, osteoporosis remains a global health problem with potentially devastating consequences for patients and significant costs for health care systems. Ghent University prepared a report that presents for the first time the strongest voice in the mission to increase awareness of osteoporosis and to advocate… Read more »
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.
“The research article, Supplemental Vitamin D and Incident Fractures in Midlife and Older Adults, published in the July 28, 2022, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found that vitamin D supplementation does not prevent fractures in healthy adults. However, we know that vitamin D plays an important role in building and… Read more »
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 »