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Give your bone health a boost by adding ancient grains to your diet

Add variety to your cooking: discover the ‘new’ grains that are packed full of protein, calcium and other healthy nutrients. ...

Fracture liaison services prevent fractures and save lives

Swedish study shows that broader implementation of coordinated services to identify and treat fracture patients for osteoporosis would prevent costly and potentially ...

Study Shows Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Hip Fracture Care Put Patients at a Disadvantage

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that people in certain racial and socioeconomic groups are at a disadvantage when it comes to care they receive after fracturing a hip. ... Full story

Good Bone, Bad Bone

Scientists explore a new parameter of bone quality that measures strength instead of density ... Full story

Ohio State Surgeons Implant Knee Cartilage Grown From Patient's Own Cells

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first in Ohio to use a tissue implant made from a patient’s own cells to treat knee cartilage damage. Healthy cartilage is crucial to the smooth and painless mobility of most joints, and has limited capacity to repair itself after injury. ... Full story

Alkaline Phosphatase Determined to Show Success of Testosterone Therapy on Bone Mineral Density

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered that a known biomarker of bone mineral density can also be used to monitor the effects of testosterone therapy in men who suffer from osteoporosis or its precursor, osteopenia. That biomarker, an enzyme called alkaline phosphatase, can be checked through a test similar to a routine blood draw, making this type of screening preferable to the more expensive and invasive DEXA Scan, which also tests for bone density through a specialized form of X-Ray. ... Full story

Male Smokers at Higher Risk than Females for Osteoporosis, Fractures

Smokers of both genders should be screened for low bone density ... Full story

Sport injuries: In case of a cruciate ligament rupture, the load-bearing capacity of the cruciate ligament replacement can be precisely evaluated using a new imaging process

(Vienna ) A footballer is able to play football again or to recommence training six months after an operation on a cruciate ligament rupture in case of a normal healing process. This ... Full story

Wine and chocolate chemical could harm muscles

Varying effects of resveratrol on tissue repair ... Full story

A Predisposition for Disability? Toth and Colleagues Study Molecular Structure of Muscle Fibers

A study looking at how chronic inactivity affects muscles at the molecular level has helped to identify a phenotype that may predispose older adults to disability. ... Full story

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