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National Osteoporosis Month

What Does Your Thigh Bone Have in Common With the Eiffel Tower?

Mirabai Holland | Posted 07.03.2013 | Fifty
Mirabai Holland

Each May, Osteoporosis Awareness Month, I devote my column to bone health. I first became interested in bones as a young dancer. I was studying body alignment and I became fascinated with the skeleton and the remarkable living tissue that makes up our bones.

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.