Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men (after skin cancer) and the second-most-common cause of cancer-related death in men (after lung cancer). Latest data from the American Cancer Society: One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and one in 41 will die from
About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and 44 million people have low bone mass density, which places them at risk for progressing to osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). It is important to try to prevent osteoporosis because it makes your bones brittle, and this renders them vulnerable
Almost any list of the most commonly reported pain conditions places back pain at or near the top. In a National Institute of Health Statistics survey regarding the most common types of pain, 27 percent of the respondents mentioned back pain first.
Risk Factors for Back Pain
Back pain does not discriminate.
We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the
Because your jaw is one of the joints you use most often, dealing with jaw pain can be difficult: It can affect your ability to talk, eat, and even concentrate. Often, jaw pain is related to problems with your teeth resulting from an oral health issue or from a habit
Back pain has a wide range of presentations and causes. Pain differs widely from person to person for reasons that are puzzling. This makes back pain one of the most challenging conditions for both the patient and healthcare provider.
Some individuals feel a constant ache across their lower back when
By age 70 men begin losing bone at the same rate as women and are more likely to break a bone due to osteoporosis than they are to get prostate cancer, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Hip fractures are of unique concern. Of the nearly 300,000 total hip fractures
A groundbreaking study shows for the first time that vitamin C actively protects against osteoporosis. If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, this nutrient should be an essential component in your bone health program!
Bone Drug Holiday May Increase Fracture Risk
Bisphosphonate drugs are effective at treating the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, but they have been linked with a risk for atypical fractures of the femur (thigh bone). With this in mind, people who use the drugs are advised to take a “drug holiday” every five
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. Therefore, it’s important to know