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Health Tip: Help Prevent Bone Fractures

Health Tip: Help Prevent Bone Fractures

More than 53 million people in the United States have osteoporosis or are at higher risk due to low bone mass, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. If you're at greater risk of osteoporosis, how can you reduce your chances of developing a bone fracture? Here...

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Health Tip: Risk Factors for Male Osteoporosis

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Male Osteoporosis

While people typically associate osteoporosis with women, men aren't immune. Osteoporosis commonly leads to weakening of the skeleton and fractures. According to the U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, by the age of 70, men and...

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How to Prevent Ankle Injuries

How to Prevent Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries can keep you from enjoying the activities you love. If you participate in any of these sports or athletic activities that put players at a higher risk of damaging the joint, here are the steps you can take to avoid getting hurt. For many athletes, ankle...

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Why Does My Foot Hurt?

Why Does My Foot Hurt?

Plantar fasciitis, bunions, or achilles tendonitis got you down? If you’re experiencing pain in your feet, we can help you pinpoint the source of your discomfort and recommend the best course of treatment for your condition. While joint pain of any kind can put a...

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Health Tip: Understanding Childhood Arthritis

Health Tip: Understanding Childhood Arthritis

About 1 in 1,000 children has some type of chronic arthritis, the American College of Rheumatology says. Arthritis can affect children of any age, although rarely during the first six months of life. In the United States, a common medical term for the joint disease in...

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Bone Drug ‘Holiday’ May Raise Fracture Risk

Bone Drug ‘Holiday’ May Raise Fracture Risk

Osteoporosis patients who take "holidays" from bisphosphonate drugs are at increased risk for fractures, a new study finds. A six-year follow-up of patients who took a break from the bone-building drugs found 15 percent of them suffered fractures, according to...

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Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses as well as make it easier to manage health conditions, from diabetes to joint pain. In terms of prevention, aim for the recommended 150 minutes of exercise, like brisk walking or cycling, each week. Along with eating a...

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Non-Opioids Often Underused After Back Surgery

Non-Opioids Often Underused After Back Surgery

Spine and joint surgery patients aren't taking advantage of common pain relievers like Tylenol or Motrin during their recovery, researchers say. Instead, many are given opioids, such as oxycodone (OxyContin) or hydrocodone (Vicodin). These highly addictive narcotics...

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