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  • Men: Stand up and protect yourself from the risk of osteoporosis

    Older men at increased risk of fractures from this bone-thinning disease Don’t think men need to worry about osteoporosis? Think again. Older men have a greater risk of osteoporosis-related fractures than of getting prostate cancer. In fact, about one in four men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis during their lifetime, […]

  • Boning up on osteoporosis

    The disease strikes more women, but men are also at risk. Osteoporosis is often considered a woman’s disease, but men also need to be concerned about this bone-weakening condition. About 2 million men have osteoporosis and another 12 million are at high risk, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. In fact, older men have a […]

  • Ask the doctor: Why would I need Prolia?

    Ask the doctor: Why would I need Prolia?

    Ask the doctor Q. I’m in my 70s. Over the past 20 years I’ve broken several bones, including a hip. I’ve taken alendronate but continue to lose bone density. My doctor wants to give me Prolia . What is it? A. Prolia is a brand name of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that binds to receptors […]

  • Why middle-age spread is a health threat

    Those extra inches around the middle may signal increased fat around abdominal organs and rising health risks. It’s a rare woman over age 50 who has the same waist measurement she had as a teenager. But in the past decade or so, women’s waistlines have been expanding regardless of age. A 2014 report from the […]