Common Orthopedic Conditions in the Elderly

November 12, 2015

There are nearly 45 million people over the age of 65 in the United States, and that figure is expected to rise to 98 million by 2060. This rapidly aging population and biological changes to older adults’ bodies mean that orthopedic...

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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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Male Smokers at Higher Risk for Osteoporosis and Fractures

April 30, 2015

A study recently published in the Annals of American Thoracic Society had some interesting findings regarding the impact of smoking on bone density and fractures. Researchers studied over 3,000 current and former smokers between 45 and 80 years old. All...

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