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  • 4 Tips to Prevent Falls

    The reason we want to prevent falls is to prevent broken bones. As we age, the bones of the skeleton lose their mineral density and the structure becomes thin and…

  • Spine Fracture Awareness

    Bone health rarely becomes a topic of conversation, even when someone breaks a bone. Typically, fracture patients blame their clumsiness or carelessness, but rarely question whether their bones should have…

  • Endocrine News – BONE AND MINERAL Click here for full PDF.  Hidden Fissures: Hip Fracture Rates End Years-Long Decline ERIC SEABORG, MAY 2017   Hip fracture rates had been declining for…

  • Bone density is only one part of the story. We have long known that there are factors other than bone density that affect a person’s risk of having a fracture.…

  • Statistics about falls

    The first step in getting your arms around the issue of falls is to get a picture of the problem. As you can see from the following statistics, age plays…

  • Atypical femur fractures have been reported in patients with osteoporosis. This fracture happens in middle of the thigh (between the hip and the knee) without any major injury. Most often…

  • Lesson #2: If you must have an emergency, choose Saturday afternoon. The hospital is less than one year old with all the bells and whistles you would expect from a…

  • In my last two blogs, I discussed primary and secondary prevention of bone disease. Can you guess what this week’s blog is going to be about….? DING DING DING!! You…