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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Hip Protectors for the Elderly

Hip protectors are specially designed garments fitted with plastic shields or foam pads over both sides of the hip to protect the wearer from hip fracture during a fall. The role of hip protector is much the same as that of seatbelt, lifejacket, helmet etc. They don’t prevent accidents, but may reduce the risk of  …

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Exercise to Strengthen Muscles to Prevent Fall

exercise to strengthen muscles is the best way to prevent fall.

Having strong bones and muscles is probably the best way to prevent fall. Public Health England has launched a report advising people to do regular exercises to strengthen their muscles and bones. Strong bone and muscle strength helps to maintain good balance. Aerobic exercise ensures good oxygenated blood reaching the brain and other vital organs. …

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Are You Taking Vitamin D Supplement?

Vitamin D supplement

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

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