Gerontology & Geriatrics

Q&A: Who should have a bone density test?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 62-year-old woman who has been fairly healthy most of my life. I try to walk daily and eat right. I've never had a fracture or bone health issues. But after my annual physical this year, my doctor suggested ...

Medical research

Stronger bones thanks to heat and microbiota

Osteoporosis, a bone disease linked to aging, is characterized by a loss of bone density, micro-architectural deterioration of the bones and an increased risk of fractures. With one third of postmenopausal women affected, ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Study seeks to explain decline in hip fracture rates

In a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine today, researchers showed how analysis of data from the multigenerational Framingham Osteoporosis Study may in part explain why the ...

Health

New review on management of osteoporosis in premenopausal women

Osteoporosis, a disease which leads to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures, is very common among postmenopausal women, affecting around one in three over the age of 50 worldwide. However, as osteoporosis and ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Cardiac CT can double as osteoporosis test

Cardiac CT exams performed to assess heart health also provide an effective way to screen for osteoporosis, potentially speeding treatment to the previously undiagnosed, according to a study published in Radiology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Osteoporosis treatment may also protect against pneumonia

A recent study found that nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (N-BPs) such as alendronate, which are widely used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis, are linked with lower risks of pneumonia and of dying from pneumonia. ...

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