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Osteoporosis & Bone Health

  • Bone Marrow Failure in the Elderly: Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) What are Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)? Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are a group of bone marrow failures in the elderly that occur when bone marrow is not producing enough red blood cells in the elderly patient. MDS in elderly patients are often unrecognized and ... Continue Reading
  • Pilates for Osteoporosis People often take their bones for granted. But our bones are not entirely unlike our muscles, both become stronger when they have to resist force. That’s why astronauts who return to Earth from prolonged periods in orbit end up with all kinds of bone density problems, not ... Continue Reading
  • Why Stress is Harmful to Bone Health You probably know that physical stress (falls, chronic strenuous exercise, and inflammatory foods) can cause bone loss. But did you know that mental stress can have a similar effect? Yes, a person’s state of mind can wear down their bones too. In fact, recent research shows ... Continue Reading
  • Hip Replacement Failure: How Long Does a Hip Replacement Last? If you’ve had your hip replaced, you may be thinking that all of the pain and suffering and surgery is behind you. Unfortunately, hip replacements don’t last forever, so even if you’ve had one, you may start to notice hip replacement failure symptoms. Signs of Hip ... Continue Reading
  • What is Dowager’s Hump and How to Prevent It No one ever said getting older was easy. Sometimes, it seems as if time likes to make the aging process as difficult as possible. That’s especially true when it comes to Dowager’s Hump — the non-medical term that refers to the stooped appearance of many older people, ... Continue Reading