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Bone Health Facts

The Truth About Broken Bones After 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

If you're over 50 and fracture a bone, there's a very good shot you'll be treated and released without first having a simple test that could make the difference between enjoying a healthy, active future . . . or succumbing to a painful, limited one.

How To Protect Your Bones While You Lose Weight

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

For those who are overweight, dropping extra pounds can help restore energy, lower blood pressure cholesterol levels, and decrease stress on the bones and ligaments. But diets may take away more than pounds. There is evidence that diets can also take away bone strength.

Abstinence May Make the Bones Grow Stronger (or Can't a Girl Get a Drink Anymore?) Part 2

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

That amazing hormone estrogen is believed to be what's happening here. Alcohol raises levels of estrogen in postmenopausal women, and for the bones and the heart, that's a good thing. For breasts, not so much.

Abstinence May Make the Bones Grow Stronger (or Can't a Girl Get a Drink Anymore?) Part 1

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

I want to help you be as juicy, gorgeous, healthy and happy as you can be, from your cells to your soul. But I've got to tell you about a new study that rattled my bones. Bottom line? Abstinence may help reverse bone loss.

14 Facts About Healthy Bones

Health | Alyssa Sparacino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's easy to take bones for granted and ignore them until you break one or are diagnosed with bone-thinning in old age. In fact, you may not re...