Bone Health

It’s easy to address health problems that we can see and feel – however, one common health concern can easily escape our notice: bone health. Bone loss – or osteoporosis – is common as we age and can affect men as well as women. Bone loss is a silent condition. It has no symptoms and occurs slowly over the years. Many people have no idea that they have suffered bone loss until one day, they trip, fall, and fracture a bone.

Bone loss affects everyone and we can all benefit from learning about the causes and consequences of bone loss, as well as approaches to prevention and treatment. Cancer patients are particularly susceptible to bone loss because several types of cancer treatment are known to decrease bone density. However, there are steps that can be taken to address this problem, including medications that have been shown to help prevent bone loss. The following articles provide information about the prevention and treatment of bone loss.

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Bone Drugs May Offer Cancer-fighting Benefit

Bone Drugs May Offer Cancer-fighting Benefit

Bisphosphonate drugs for osteoporosis and cancer-related bone damage might have an added anticancer bonus: according to current research, these drugs may help prevent or fight [...]


The Truth about Bone Health

The Truth about Bone Health

What really matters when it comes to strong bones? By Mia James Healthy bones are a fundamental part of living and aging well. By keeping [...]


Understanding Joint Replacement

Understanding Joint Replacement

Is a new joint the answer to your pain? By Laurie Wertich Kathi Dunn endured six years of chronic pain before deciding to undergo hip [...]


Get Moving for Stronger Bones

Get Moving for Stronger Bones

Exercise can help build bone density. By Jennifer Brown Bonniwell Carolyn Leake was diagnosed with osteoporosis when she was 53. Her bone-density tests showed that [...]


Bone Up on Bone Health

Bone Up on Bone Health

Though many women are aware that bone health is an important health topic, many breast cancer patients are unaware of the connection between bone health [...]


Prevention and Treatment of Bone Loss

Prevention and Treatment of Bone Loss

Bone loss is a silent condition. It has no symptoms and occurs slowly over the years. Many women have no idea that they’ve suffered bone [...]


Bone-building recipes

Bone-building recipes

Italian Sardine Spread Sardines contain a whopping 372 milligrams of calcium in just 3 ounces, and they are also a great source of boron. The [...]