National Osteoporosis is celebrated in the month of May. In the U.S. today, 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the disease and almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone density, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis and broken bones. Of the 10 million Americans estimated to have osteoporosis, eight million are women and two million are men.
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on October 1, 2010 ·
Hollywood actress Gloria Stuart passed away recently at the age of 100. Recognized by the current generation as the elder Rose in the movie Titanic, she retired from acting in 1940 only to stage a strong come back several decades later becoming the oldest Academy Award nominee in history. She joins the ranks of fellow centenarian celebrity actors Bob Hope and George Burns who also had the stamina [...]
Posted by Alicia Verity, MSPH on April 28, 2010 ·
Are you a bonehead about bone loss? Take the following quiz to determine your bone health knowledge.
1. Behaviors and conditions that are a contributor to bone loss:
Weight and diet
All of the above
2. Body parts that typically lose bone mass:
Spine, upper femur (hip area) and forearm
None of the above
3. Best Exercises for bone health?