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Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study

A new study suggests a possible link between certain menopause symptoms -- moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats -- and higher rates of hip fractures and weaker bones.
Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb

A painful thumb may be more than an inconvenience -- it may signal a fracture that needs a doctor's care.
Prompt Treatment of Shoulder Dislocation May Prevent Future Problems

Immediate medical treatment of a dislocated shoulder reduces the risk of bone, muscle and nerve injuries as well as the risk of future dislocations, a new study found.
Jakafi Approved for Chronic Bone Marrow Disease

Jakafi (ruxolitinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat polycythemia vera, a chronic disease of the bone marrow.
Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study

Many men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer aren't getting bone-strengthening drugs they may need, new Canadian research contends.
Health Tip: Take Care of Your Cast

A cast can help a broken bone heal properly, but it requires special care.
Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds

The cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins have been touted by some as capable of reducing the risk for broken bones. But, it appears that's not the case, a new study finds.
Health Tip: Think You're Getting Enough Calcium?

Calcium is the body's most abundant mineral. It's needed to preserve the health of your bones, muscles, nerves and cardiovascular system.
Men Less Likely Than Women to Get Bone Test After Fracture

Older men are much less likely than women to receive osteoporosis screening and treatment after suffering a wrist fracture, a new study reveals.
Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble

Adults who were born preterm or at a low birth weight may have an increased risk of needing a hip replacement due to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.

 

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