Bones & Joints

A Medical Alert System Could Save Your Life if You Fall

· · Bones & Joints
Fall-proofing your home—for example, removing tripping hazards and ensuring adequate lighting—is a vital precaution that can help to prevent accidents as you age, but a medical alert system offers added peace of mind. How They Work Most medical alert systems incorporate a base unit and a “panic button,” which typically … Read More

Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong

· · Bones & Joints
About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and 44 million people who have low bone density are at risk for the condition, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Osteoporosis can have serious ramifications, since it results in poor bone quality that increases the risk for fractures—but it is preventable and manageable … Read More

Protect Your Bones

· · Bones & Joints
Statistics show that most people will experience low back pain at least once in their lives. For some, it will become a chronic and debilitating condition. Exercise is the typical preventative and rehabilitative recommendation, and it’s very important. But what you do throughout your day matters a lot, too. Low … Read More

Osteoporosis is Also a Risk for Men

· · Bones & Joints
Although it is significantly more common in older women, the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis also affects older men. Women precipitously lose bone after menopause. Bone loss continues at a slower rate for both women and men after age 65. While routine bone density screening is recommended for women age 65 and … Read More

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