Most people understand the importance of protecting their hearts and brains as they age, but muscle health is often forgotten. This is a dangerous mistake, as good muscle health is crucial for our ability to remain healthy and independent with advancing age. Up to one-third of older adults are at
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The formula to determine the probability of a hip fracture is as simple as it is accurate: Age + weakened bones + a fall = hip fracture. And 75 percent of falls are experienced by women.
Ninety-five percent of hip fractures are caused by falls (usually sideways, says the Centers for
Harry matched up with the profile of a person at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and its potentially deadly complication, a pulmonary embolism (PE). Well into his 70s, he’s a bit overweight, a diabetic, has had both knees replaced, and survived a heart attack. He leads a very active
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
For women 50 and older, the chances of experiencing a bone fracture are astonishingly high. When should you be tested for bone density?
Walking is the great democrat of exercise. It requires no special venue, no fancy equipment. Accessible to all, it stretches the limbs of both commoners and kings. Thomas Jefferson waxed sage about the virtues of hoofing it. “Walking is the best possible exercise,” he wrote to a friend in 1785.
Many of these underlying conditions are familiar. Others are not as well known, but can be just as debilitating. Here’s the list, in the order they are discussed.
Loss of hearing
Orthopaedic injuries and procedures
Loss of hearing
Most of us don’t necessarily make the connection
Osteoporosis in men is deadly—men are more than twice as likely to die after suffering a broken hip. And don’t think drinking milk will help; studies show just the opposite. Here is how to eat the right foods to prevent hip fractures.
Q. I heard that calcium may not help protect against broken bones. Is that true? A. You?re probably referring to an analysis of 12 population studies that appeared recently in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It concluded that calcium intake?whether from food or supplements?had no effect on the incidence
The saying, ?An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,? is never more true than when it comes to preventing diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and obesity. Yet far too few of us take that well-worn advice to heart. The result? Far too many people are