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Osteoporosis Prevention

Elderly Women Prefer Death to Suffering a Hip Fracture

Andrew Dudley | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrew Dudley

Speaking at the 7th International Conference of the Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders (SCWD), Professor Maria Fiatarone from the U...

Osteoporosis: What Does Buying a Purse Have to Do With It?

Mirabai Holland | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mirabai Holland

If you like standing on your own two feet, taking care of your bones is about as sexy as it gets.

6 Easy Steps To Stronger Bones

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Here at Huff/Post50 we've written about the ways your body gets stronger as you age-- you get fewer colds, enjoy better sex, and have clearer skin, ju...

Do You Need to Take Vitamin D?

A. Marc Gillinov, M.D. | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
A. Marc Gillinov, M.D.

Many otherwise healthy individuals take vitamin D supplements with the hope of preventing osteoporosis. Don't do it. It doesn't work. Vitamin D supplements do not prevent osteoporosis.

How to Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong -- Part 2

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

In Part 1 of this series I discussed what factors contribute to bone health and various ways to assess the health of your bones. Now I will discuss th...

The One Exercise You Should Try Before You're 30

Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul This type of move has major anti-aging benefits—and the earlier you start doing it, the better. Before we tell you, let's go...

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.

How Much Muscle Have You Lost Over the Past 10 Years?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

The idea of even starting to exercise after entering middle age and beyond may be as attractive as swimming with sharks. Yet current research is indicating that as muscle mass decreases, so also does muscle strength.

Natural Path to Healthier Bones

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

If you can make healthy anti-inflammatory lifestyle changes along with having an astute integrative practitioner guiding you while you are being safely monitored by your regular doctor, you'll probably be happy with your bone health results in the next few years.

Juice Cleanses: The New Eating Disorder?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Might the chronic nutrient deficiency associated with prolonged cleanses and juice fasts lead to degenerative changes in bones and muscles two or three decades later? If we want to be healthy in brain and body, we must not rely on nutrients that would not even nourish a gnat.

Hey Women: Paint-on Muscles Aren't Going to Help When You're Old

Dana McMahan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana McMahan

We need to stop accepting the magazines stories that tell us to avoid bulking up at all costs, especially when that cost could be to our bone health.

Breathing Right Down to Our Bones

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

My colleagues Dr. Alexes Hazen, Tamar Amitay, MSPT, and I recently found ourselves emerged in a discussion about bones. Our bones are fascinating o...

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.

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.

8 Yoga Poses To Support Bone Health (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty

In addition to providing stress reduction and a mild workout, yoga can also be an effective treatment for osteoporosis, either on its own or supplemen...

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 Worst Foods For Your Bones

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living

You might think you're doing your best to eat for bone health by pouring some milk over your cereal in the morning. You're not wrong to keep an eye on...

4 Great Foods For Stronger Bones

Next Avenue | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan Scientists discover some surprising foods that keep bones strong and help prevent osteoporosis ...

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?"

Fight 'Bat Wings' With These 2 Star-Approved Exercises

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It's true that as we get older, firming up certain parts of our bodies isn't as easy as it once was. But I soon found out it is far from impossible.

Should Women Take Calcium And Vitamin D Or Not?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

One of my patients recently brought in a mainstream magazine piece that cited an article from a medical journal regarding calcium increasing risk for heart attacks.

A Pint A Day To Keep Osteoporosis Away?

Posted 12.18.2011 | Fifty

Milk has a long standing, celebrity-studded ad campaign, and in the alcoholic beverage realm, red wine has been stealing the spotlight as of late. How...