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Osteoporosis

  1. Among the Missing: Vitamin D

    Just when you thought you had your summertime outdoors routine down -- plenty of sunscreen, a large hat, limited exposure between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- comes the news that Americans aren't getting enough of the "sunshine vitamin" -- vitamin D.

  2. Build Your Bones with Exercise

    You can help prevent osteoporosis by including enough calcium in your diet and exercising regularly.

  3. Hip Fracture

    A hip fracture is classified by the specific area of the break and the type of break(s) in the bone. It is a serious injury and requires immediate medical attention.

  4. Keeping an Eye on Your Bones
  5. Kyphoplasty

    Kyphoplasty is used to treat fractures in the bones of the spine in which the doctor first inflates a balloon-like device in the bone to make space which is filled with cement.

  6. Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis causes a loss of bone mass and destruction of bone tissue. The bones most often affected are the hips, spine, and wrists.

  7. Osteoporosis: Evaluate Your Risk

    Many people are unaware they have osteoporosis until they have advanced symptoms, which may include a broken hip or wrist, low back pain or a hunched back.

  8. The Healthy-Bones Diet

    The right amount of calcium in your diet helps maintain your bone strength, reducing your risk for osteoporosis.

  9. Vertebroplasty

    Vertebroplasty is a procedure in which a special medical-grade cement mixture is injected into a fractured vertebra