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Don’t Delay Hip Fracture Surgery. Here’s Why

Don’t Delay Hip Fracture Surgery. Here’s Why

Seniors with a fractured hip need surgery as soon as possible or they could suffer life-threatening complications, a new Canadian study concludes. Having surgery within 24 hours decreases the risk of hip fracture-related death. It also lowers odds of problems such as...

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This Weight-Loss Strategy May Not Help Your Knees

This Weight-Loss Strategy May Not Help Your Knees

Weight loss from dieting can slow the progression of knee arthritis in overweight people, according to a new study. But losing pounds from exercise alone will not help preserve those aging knees, the researchers found. Obesity is a major risk factor for painful knee...

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Smoking Linked to Frailty in Seniors

Smoking Linked to Frailty in Seniors

Seniors who smoke may be more likely to become frail, a new British study suggests. Researchers tracked more than 2,500 people 60 and older in England and found that current smoking boosted that risk by about 60 percent. The scientists determined that the participants...

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How You Think About Your Arthritis Makes a Difference

How You Think About Your Arthritis Makes a Difference

How well you cope with knee arthritis depends a lot on your mental outlook, a new study suggests. Despite often-debilitating pain, people who remain confident in their ability to move about end up more active than their less confident peers, researchers found. Studies...

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Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes

Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes

Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why. "Fracture in older adults with type 2 diabetes is a highly important public health problem and will only increase with the aging of the population and growing...

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Ditch the Throw Rugs, Seniors!

Ditch the Throw Rugs, Seniors!

Icy winter weather may lead to fewer hip fractures than many believe. Most fall-related hip fractures among elderly people in a New England study occurred in warm months and indoors -- with throw rugs a common culprit. "Given the results of this study, it appears that...

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Sports Injuries: Kneecap (Patellar) Dislocation

Sports Injuries: Kneecap (Patellar) Dislocation

Athletes in high impact sports or sports that require a lot of running and jumping are prone to knee injuries.  kneecap dislocations most often happen as a result of trauma, such as when a football player is tackled, or a soccer players falls hard on his knees. The...

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It’s Never Too Soon to Safeguard Your Bones

It’s Never Too Soon to Safeguard Your Bones

Bone health is literally something you build on throughout your life, not just as a child. And the efforts you put in now will keep bones strong and help prevent the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis later on, as you age. Most of the 10 million Americans living with...

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The Benefits of Simply Moving More

The Benefits of Simply Moving More

The link between exercise and good health is a strong one. Still, many people -- particularly older adults -- find it difficult to take part in formal exercises, and become less physically active over time. But scientists are discovering that if you keep moving, you...

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