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What a DXA Scan Can Reveal About Your Bone Health and Fracture Risk

Some common health concerns among postmenopausal women include breast cancer, heart attack, and stroke—but a medical condition that is more common than all of these is often overlooked. The condition is osteoporosis—weak, brittle bones that put you at high risk of suffering a bone fracture.

“More women suffer osteoporotic fractures each

Are You at Risk for Osteopenia? Symptoms May Not Tell the Story

Are You at Risk for Osteopenia? Symptoms May Not Tell the Story

Osteopenia isn’t as serious as osteoporosis—see our posts defining bone loss test scores of osteoporosis -2.5 or osteoporosis -3.0. But it’s also not easy to detect; there aren’t any obvious osteopenia symptoms.

Certain factors, however, can make you vulnerable to osteopenia, meaning that it’s important to preserve your bone density. Specifically,

7. Treatment

Despite decades of research and promising developments, there is still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. One or more of the drugs currently being tested may offer hope, but the results of those studies are still a few years away. In the meantime, there are drugs that can treat some of

Ease Anxiety and Your Bone Health May Benefit

Up to 14 percent of older adults meet the criteria for diagnosis with an anxiety disorder, according to the National Council on Aging. About 27 percent are thought to have anxiety symptoms that are not considered severe enough for an official diagnosis of anxiety, but which interfere with their quality

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D To Prevent Osteoporosis Symptoms?

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D To Prevent Osteoporosis Symptoms?

Osteoporosis is often a silent disease, as there are virtually no symptoms until a bone fracture occurs. Because of this, many women do not worry about their osteoporosis risk until they are diagnosed. But you shouldn’t wait until your bones are weak and brittle to give attention to your health.

Improve Your Understanding of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by deterioration of bone tissue that results in compromised bone strength.

“In simpler terms, osteoporosis is loss of bone mass and bone density,” says Dorothy Fink, MD, an endocrinologist at the Weill Cornell-affiliated Hospital for Special Surgery.

The main health risk associated with osteoporosis is bone fracture,

Ankle Sprains, Strains, and Fractures

Tripping on a rug or stumbling during a fatiguing tennis match can both result in a twisted, injured ankle. But what actually happens when you twist that ankle? You’ve probably heard of sprains and strains, but given how similar these words are, it’s easy to confuse them. These terms define

7. Treatment

Despite reports of promising new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, there is still no cure. One or more of the drugs currently being tested may offer hope, but the results of those studies are still a few years away. In the meantime, there are drugs that can treat some of the

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