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Osteoporosis: Unique Risk Factors In African American Women

Constance Brown-Riggs | Posted 09.30.2016 | Black Voices
Constance Brown-Riggs

Take care of yourself and your family. After all, healthy families build healthy communities!

The Female Athlete Triad: Energy Deficiency, Amenorrhea, and Osteoporosis

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 08.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The Female Athlete Triad The female athlete triad is a condition that generally affects athletes such as gymnasts, dancers, or athletes with weight cl...

I'm Doing Something Silly To Protect My Bone Density

Roz Warren | Posted 07.19.2016 | Fifty
Roz Warren

For my last annual check-up, I had a bone density scan and got a nasty surprise. Like far too many women my age, I've got osteoporosis. "But I wal...

Build Your Bones With These 5 Easy Exercises

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

To kick off National Osteoporosis Month, I'll start by sharing the best strength-training exercises you can do anywhere, any time, and without equipment! Okay . . . grab your sneakers and let's go!

Why A Few Extra Pounds Can Be Beneficial For Older Adults

Simin Nikbin Meydani | Posted 03.09.2016 | Fifty
Simin Nikbin Meydani

For some, having a few extra pounds has an added cosmetic bonus. Often body fat provides a bit of volume replacement and fills in wrinkles and sunken areas of your face. While not a real health benefit, looking good usually makes people feel good and feeling good and positive goes a long way.

OCD: Misnamed, But No Longer Mistreated

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Kids often get knee pain. When it persists, an X-ray may show a lesion of the articular cartilage: the bearing surface of the joint. That lesion is usually called Osteochondritis dissecans, a terrible and misleading name that implies inflammation (itis) and drying out (dissecans), though neither is present in the condition.

Darkness Lifted: Light Therapy for Depression No Longer a Seasonal Thing

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

We take sunlight for granted. In our hubris we produce our own version of light and imagine it an acceptable replacement. Oddly, we have a greater appreciation of plants' need for natural light than our own. Recent research now adds depression to the already lengthy list of illnesses associated with inadequate sunlight.

These Fall Colors Can Help Build Strong Bones

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.16.2016 | 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.

Vitamin D: Don't Overdo a Good Thing

Tod Cooperman, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Tod Cooperman, M.D.

If you don't get much sun exposure and don't consume vitamin D from fortified foods, such as dairy foods, you may be deficient. Taking 400 to 1,000 IU is very safe. Otherwise, don't overdo a good thing.

Eat These 5 Foods to Help Boost Bone Health!

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Our bones tend to remain strong through early adulthood. As we age, however, our bones tend to become thinner. And when a woman enters menopause, she ...

Gym Fear at 60: It Can Be Conquered

Pamela Lutrell | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela Lutrell

I do not recommend anyone wait until 60 to begin an active exercise routine, but if you are in this age range and want to finally begin, it is possible to succeed.

The Truth About Broken Bones After 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.19.2016 | 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.

Beware the Scare Tactics: Stop Negative Portrayals of Disability in PSAs

Emily Ladau | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Emily Ladau

"Stand up to osteoporosis. Before you can't." I'm here to tell you that I'm sitting down, but I'm still on board with the prevention of osteoporosis. These two concepts are not mutually exclusive.

How to Protect Yourself From Osteoporosis Bone Fractures

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Can a person in their early 50s have osteoporosis? When I fell and broke my wrist last winter the doctor that treated me told me I...

Midlife Matters: Menopause, Sexuality and Women's Health" will feature frank talk on topics too often ignored

Kathy Kastan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty
Kathy Kastan

Healthcare providers -- and the rest of us -- need to recognize that these very personal health concerns are more common than we think. And PFD issues affect the overall wellness of women and their partners.

Breast Cancer and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Think back to your PRE-menopause days. If someone told you they could trigger menopause for you, you'd hardly have jumped at the chance, right? But that's exactly what many cancer survivors younger than 50 -- or even younger than 40 -- experience.

Yagana Shah

Happier Life Has Surprising Impact On Bone Health | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.14.2015 | Fifty

If there's a single resolution you should make, it should be to boost your contentment with life. While many people try (and fail) to keep popular res...

The Perfect Solution For Managing Arthritis And Osteoporosis

Phyllis Sues | Posted 01.01.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

My body is my treasure, my best friend, and my first instrument. Muscles, tendons and even memory, tend to wear thin. Arthritis and osteoporosis show their ugly faces and at 91, I have both. But there are formulas for winning over these infirmities.

I On Beauty: Chapter 3 Surviving Challenges: Post 50

Irene Michaels | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

The one common element to all of these extraordinary recoveries was the person's positive state of mind, whereby nothing was going to get in their way or prevent them from returning to their previous lifestyles; which enabled them to pursue all of their goals, some of them even bigger and better than before.

Surviving Challenges After 50

Irene Michaels | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

A few years ago I had an accident while on my horse, Marc, that resulted in a fractured femur in six places; I was unable to move and had to be transported in an ambulance.

Elderly Women Prefer Death to Suffering a Hip Fracture

Andrew Dudley | Posted 08.11.2014 | 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...

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.

It's Baaaaack! Swimsuit Season Is Lurking Around the Corner

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Like the changing of the seasons, during perimenopause and menopause, our bodies change too (and not always for the better). It's how we deal with those changes that determines how we are perceived by others.

Wake-Up Fall in Your 60s

Celeste Carlucci | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Celeste Carlucci

Your 60s are a great time to start making each walk a mindful meditation. Pay attention to every step.

Menopause Mondays: Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Give New Meaning to 'The Big O'

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The big “O” brings to mind mood music, our favorite lover, and moans of ecstasy. For those in menopause and postmenopause, the new “big O” ca...