Your kidneys work as the filters of your bloodstream, removing waste materials and excess substances such as water while retaining things that your body needs, such as red blood cells and proteins. When blood enters your kidneys, it goes through structures called nephrons that filter out the waste products. These … Read More
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 Read More
Vertigo and osteoporosis have an unexpected link, research shows. People who have vertigo—the feeling of dizziness, spinning or falling even when the body is at rest—are more likely to have bone loss, according to a study published in the medical journal, Neurology. Conversely, people with osteoporosis, … Read More
As a rule, upper back pain is unusual, since the upper back is structurally stronger than the lower back and also isn’t as mobile, due to being connected to the rib cage. This lack of motion affords it some protection against the bending-twisting types of injury … Read More
For women 50 and older, the chances of experiencing a bone fracture are astonishingly high at 50 percent. And while any fracture is serious when it occurs late in life, a broken hip is particularly serious and occurs in 7% of women after menopause.
There is no doubt that breaking a … Read More
Are you a man who’s been getting shorter but wider as … Read More
You have probably seen the advertisements with celebrities sporting milk mustaches. If so, you're familiar with the slogan, “Milk, it does a body good!” But, is milk really good for you?
While proponents tout that drinking milk is the best and most efficient way to increase consumption of calcium, this claim is simply … Read More