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Why Bones Fracture

Why Bones Fracture

Bones fracture for a variety of reasons, such as the intensity of the impact, angle of impact and the properties of the bone itself. We hear a lot about bone density and fracture risk and while the density of bone is an important aspect of the ov  ...

 

Five Foods for Healthy Bones

Five Foods for Healthy Bones

Bones need a variety of nutrients to be healthy. Most people think that guzzling milk or chowing down on lots of dairy products will make bones strong and healthy. Potential consequences of overdoing dairy include; increased risk of heart disease  ...

 

Making Sense of Bone Quality and Bone Density

Making Sense of Bone Quality and Bone Density

Bone density testing is based on a special x-ray method called densitometry. The method of testing is referred to as Dual X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA). DXA testing arrived on the scene in the early 90 and by 1994 a new criteria was accepted by the   ...

 


Bone Density Errors Are Common!

Bone Density Errors Are Common!

Did you know that bone density testing facilities are not required to have certified trained technicians? Also, the doctor reading the exam is not required to be certified as a densitometrist? Training is voluntary! Any MD can issue a rep  ...

 



Hanging up my Roller Skates – it’s Time!

Hanging up my Roller Skates – it’s Time!

It’s official: I let go of my beloved roller skates. I quit skating over a year ago, but letting go of the skates themselves was hard. The other day, while standing in my driveway, I was holding my skates in my hands, debating what to d  ...

 

How to avoid falls with Osteoporosis

How to avoid falls with Osteoporosis

I tripped today. That is not a good thing for somebody who has osteoporosis. Someone placed a rock right at the edge of the sidewalk. Indeed, the rock should not have been put there, but I was walking fast and when I turned right to go down t  ...

 

Calcium: HOW MUCH?

Calcium: HOW MUCH?

Insufficient calcium leads to bone loss, muscle cramps and insomnia. Too much calcium may result in calcium being deposited in unwanted areas of the body such as the arteries. So, where is the sweet spot for calcium intake? T he chart at the   ...

 


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