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Staying Independent in Older Age

Independence is important to older adults. Eighty-eight percent of individuals over the age of 65 want to stay in their own homes for as long as they can, according to a recent AARP survey, and an estimated 93 percent of Medicare enrollees 65 and older are following through on that

Help Your Bones, Hurt Your Jaw?

Your bones are your body’s framework—and for many, the bone-building drugs bisphosphonates ensure a sound foundation against the impact of osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates, including the oral drugs alendronate (Fosamax®), risedronate (Actonel®) and ibandronate (Boniva®), and the intravenously (IV) administered zoledronic acid (Reclast®), have been shown to reduce the risk for fracture

Daily Yoga to Improve Bone Health

The body, mind and breathing practices of yoga improve flexibility and balance, increase range of motion, and strengthen muscles, among other benefits. New research suggests that it may also increase bone density. In a study published in the journal Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation (November 2015), 227 volunteers performed a routine

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