Bone Health

Bone and joint conditions are the most common cause of chronic pain and physical disability worldwide, affecting hundreds of millions of people. In fact, in the USA, more than half of those over the age of 18, are affected by bone and joint conditons, and one in three adults suffer from some form of chronic joint pain. As we age, our bodies undergo many changes. Muscle size and bone density tend to decrease, and aches and pains tend to increase. Learn more about the most common bone and joint disorders so that you can stay maintain mobiity, balance, and functionality:

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Osteoporosis

Fewer Osteoporosis Tests?

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

Post-menopausal women who have normal bone density don’t need another bone mass density (BMD) test until they’re 65, according to a new study. The research, based on the Women’s Health … Read More→

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Osteoporosis

A New Remedy for Osteoporosis?

Posted by Jane Farrell

A newly developed dietary supplement is better than calcium and vitamin D in supporting bone health, according to researchers from Florida State University. The investigators examined the dietary supplement KoACT®, … Read More→

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Osteoporosis

Why an Osteoporosis Drug Works

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

Raloxifene is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatment for decreasing fracture risk in osteoporosis. While raloxifene is as effective at reducing fracture risk as other current treatments, the medication works only partially by suppressing bone loss. With the use of wide- and small-angle x-ray scattering (WAXS and SAXS, respectively), researchers carried out experiments at the U.S.