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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Hidden Health Risks of Isolation for Older Adults

old man doing fitness exercise to prevent health risk of isolation due to covid-19 pandemic

With the rapid rise of Covid-19 infected cases and hospital admissions, most countries have reintroduced movement restriction and social distancing rules. Once again, older adults, especially the 70+,  are advised to shelter at home to reduce  exposure to the life- threatening disease. And visits to long term care homes will be restricted. While these protective …

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Strength Exercise to Keep Active and Strong

Why are we promoting strength exercise? We lose some muscle mass naturally as we grow older, that explains the declining muscle power and strength in the elderly. This problem gets worse if we lead a sedentary lifestyle or become bedridden due to illness. But being old does not equate with weakness and frailty. Numerous studies …

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