What You Should Know

  • Good bone health habits are entirely up to you. Follow the golden bone health rules. Bone Health Rule # 1: Adequate calcium and vitamin D. Since our bones are 70%…

  • Here are some bone-healthy goals that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Eat 2-3 servings of dairy or calcium-rich food each day. The average adult needs about 1,000-1,200 milligrams of…

  • The Cause of Fractures

    Bones are strong and somewhat flexible. A fracture is a break or crack that occurs when the bone bends beyond its flexibility and cannot withstand some outside force. When there…

  • Frightening Facts 206 the number of bones in your body (We’re born with more than 300 bones but as we grow some of the bones grow together leaving us with…

  • Fracture Risk Factors

    As risk factors, age and gender are the biggest drivers of fractures. Women are far more likely to have a fracture than men, in fact one in two women over…

  • Exercise Right to Prevent Fractures

    Finding out you have low bone density is frightening. Suddenly you worry that even the smallest activity may cause a fracture. Exercise is still very important to maintaining healthy bones,…

  • Since changes to bone happen relatively slowly, depending on your initial test results, you may not need another DXA for at least two years. On the other hand, if your…

  • Men are more likely than women to die from a fall, with a fatality rate that is 49% higher than women. Women, however, are more likely than men to have…