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National Osteoporosis Foundation

These Fall Colors Can Help Build Strong Bones

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.16.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Mark your calendars! October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day, an annual event dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

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.

7 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Protect Your Bones At Any Age

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

May was National Osteoporosis Month but right now is the best time to figure out how to lower your risk of breaking a bone and avoid osteoporosis down the road. The good news is it's ridiculously easy to put yourself on the right path.

2 Preventable And Treatable Menopause Symptoms Women Choose To Ignore

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Sadly, while research shows that many women are simply too embarrassed to talk about the issue with their health care providers, doctors are just as reticent to bring it up. Result? Women are left dangling in limbo: wanting to fix it, but not sure how.

5 Reasons You Should Be Doing The Plank Every Day

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Not everything in life is a 'given.' We can never say with complete certainty that we'll be in the same job, relationship, home, or state of health, as we are right now. Life is fraught with change -- both wanted and unwanted, good and bad. This is especially true for those of us who are being squeezed into that sandwich between our children, aging parents, and everything else that life has to offer.

Are You Actually Too Old For Running?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A few years ago -- around the time I was turning 50 and trying to come to grips with the changes my body, mind and life were going through -- I decided to start running, against my better judgment.

Why You Need To Start Doing Push-Ups -- Now

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A staggering 57 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). Half of all women (and one in four men), will break a bone due to this disease. But guess what? By making a few lifestyle changes -- like exercising and eating the right foods --it can be prevented.

Life After 50: Breaking Free From Breaking Bones

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

There's a silent and stealthy disease you may not even know you have... until you fall. A new study reveals that the prevalence of low bone density and the risk of breaking a bone are far greater among people over 50 than previously realized.

The 8 Numbers Essential To Your Well-Being

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Hi. My name is Barbara and I'm 56. Is this meaningful to you? More importantly, is it meaningful to me? My age, I mean. Should this number have any impact on how you view me, or how I view myself? In the ideal world, it would not. You would throw me in the same box along with everyone else and look at me through the same lens. But our world is imperfect.

Confused By Conflicting Reports On Calcium And Vitamin D? You're Not Alone

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Why does it sometimes seem as though the medical community purposely wants to confuse, confound and worry us with a continuous flow of reports that are often at odds?

The Vitamin Women Over 50 Should Pay Attention to

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Some great news was just released that is sure to make big believers in the power of vitamin D smile... and maybe just a little smug.

Make No Bones About It: 50 Percent of Post50 Women (and 25 Percent of Men) Will Break One Because of This Disease

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.21.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The key to beating osteoporosis is doing a few simple things that will keep your bones strong: eat calcium-rich foods, get an adequate amount of Vitamin D, and do strength-training exercises several times a week.

Life After 50: This Could Be the Most Important Exercise You'll Ever Do

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

When I turned 50 a few years ago, I looked in the mirror and said, "Now what?"