Older men are missing out on routine osteoporosis tests

Are you surprised that men do not have bone density tests routinely? While all major health organizations recommend osteoporosis screening for women over 65, there are no consistent guidelines for screening older men. A new study presented at ACR Convergence (The American College Rheumatology’s annual meeting) highlighted this problem. Even after significant fractures, treatment rates …

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Are You Taking Vitamin D Supplement?

Vitamin D supplement

Perhaps you should. Medical experts recommend that people at risk of Vitamin D deficiency take supplements daily. The at-risk groups include older adults, people with little exposure to sunlight, dark-skinned people, and those on a vegan diet. Why do Older Adults Need Vitamin D Supplement? Vitamin D is available in two natural sources: (1) it …

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