Does Milk Really Help With Developing Strong Bones

November 4, 2016

Cow’s milk and its related products are excellent sources of calcium, an element that is essential for building strong bones when it interacts with the hormone-like substance called Vitamin D. However, milk isn’t the only calcium-rich food for bone health....

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Ways to Prevent Sports Related Injuries

October 20, 2016

From ligament strains and stress fractures to head injuries, sport-related injuries can keep you out of the game. While all sports have a risk of injury, there are ways to prevent injuries from occurring. Gear Up for Safety Wearing the...

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Ways To Keep Bones Healthy

August 30, 2016

Healthy bones are critical to avoiding injury and maintaining your ability to do the things you love. Keeping your bones healthy becomes even more important as you grow older, as 40 percent of women older than 50 will experience a...

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How Yoga Helps the Back and Spine

May 25, 2016

Yoga has dramatically gained popularity in the United States over the past few decades. Originally a spiritual practice that was employed by Hindus, yoga now is recognized for its myriad health benefits. There are many types of yoga, from gentle...

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Exercises to Relieve Arthritis Pain

May 11, 2016

Approximately 52.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis, representing nearly 1 in 4 people, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This figure jumps to about 50 percent among adults older than 65 years of...

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Partial Joint Replacement

October 22, 2015

Millions of Americans suffer from joint pain, with 40 percent saying that it is “very difficult” or they are “unable” to perform common activities like stooping, bending, kneeling or walking a brief distance, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

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Should You Get a Bone Density Scan?

October 15, 2015

Bone density scans determine how strong your bones are and if you’re at risk for osteoporosis, a condition that makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Bone density scans, also called bone mineral density (BMD), are noninvasive and...

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Supplements to Take for Healthier Bones

August 12, 2015

The American diet is a leading source of obesity and a range of other health problems, including poor bone health. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that 54 million Americans older than age...

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New Approaches to Measuring Bone Loss and Bone Strength

May 7, 2015

Bone density is the mineral matter per square centimeter of bones within the human body. This has traditionally been cited as a major indicator of bone strength. On the other hand, bones that are less dense are lacking mineral components...

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