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Bone Healing Impaired by Binge Drinking

Bone Healing Impaired by Binge Drinking

Doctors have long observed that binge drinking can greatly impair the healing process following a bone fracture. Now research from Loyola University Medical Center researchers is giving new insight into how alcohol slows healing at both the molecular and cellular levels. The findings could als... Read More


'Magic Metal' Speeds Rate of Bone Healing

'Magic Metal' Speeds Rate of Bone Healing

Researchers from Ohio State University have discovered that bone cells grow and reproduce almost twice as fast when they are on a textured surface that consists of metal oxide wires, each being tens of thousands of times thinner than a strand of human hair. Read More


Older Patients Can Avoid Fractures with Lifestyle Changes

Older Patients Can Avoid Fractures with Lifestyle Changes

Some elderly patients who are aware of their elevated fracture risk will make beneficial lifestyle changes to avoid them, according to a new study published in Osteoporosis International. Some of these changes include wearing proper footwear, taking supplements, and exercise. Read More


Practicing Tai Chi May Help Stroke Survivors Reduce Risk of Falling

Practicing Tai Chi May Help Stroke Survivors Reduce Risk of Falling

Practicing Tai Chi may reduce the incidence of falls amongst stroke survivors. This is according to research presented at the American Stroke Association%u2019s International Stroke Conference. When compared to standard care or participating in a fitness program, stroke survivors practicing Ta... Read More


Steroid Injections Found to Increase Risk of Bone Fractures

Steroid Injections Found to Increase Risk of Bone Fractures

Patients who have been treated with an epidural steroid injection for back pain face an elevated risk of bone fractures in the spine, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers claim that the risk of fracture rose by 29 percent following each steroid injection, a discovery that they... Read More


Calcium And Vitamin D Supplements Hold Questionable Value

Calcium And Vitamin D Supplements Hold Questionable Value

Handing out prescriptions for calcium and vitamin D supplements for men at risk of bone loss from hormonal treatment for prostate cancer would appear to be beneficial. However, new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center showed that this type of supplementation did not show any improv... Read More


Understanding the Complex Relationship Between Muscle and Bone

Understanding the Complex Relationship Between Muscle and Bone

Researchers have long known that progressive loss of muscle mass and bone density is part of the natural aging process. However, little work has been done to determine how muscle tissue affects in the inner and outer layers of bone microstructure. A Mayo Clinic study examined skeletal muscle m... Read More


Running a Marathon Comes With Risks

Running a Marathon Comes With Risks

Although hundreds of thousands more people completed grueling 26.2 mile marathons in the United States in 2009 compared to a decade earlier, a runner's risk of death during or shortly after a race has remained at a very low rate - about .75 per 100,000, according to Johns Hopkins research. Men... Read More


High-Impact Exercise Improves Adolescent Bone Strength

High-Impact Exercise Improves Adolescent Bone Strength

Exercises that involve high impact movements like jumping and skipping have been found to have the greatest benefits for adolescent bone health. A simple ten minute school based intervention, provided twice a week for eight weeks, resulted in a noticeable improvement in bone and muscle strengt... Read More


Stem Cells May Help Heal Complicated Fractures

Stem Cells May Help Heal Complicated Fractures

Breakthrough technologies harnessing the power stem cells provide new methodologies for the healing of complicated bone fractures. Read More


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