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Hitting the Slopes? Keep These Safety Tips in Mind November 26, 2016

Snowboarders and skiers should always use properly maintained equipment and be fully rested

Bonus From Your Blood Pressure Med: Fewer Fractures? November 21, 2016

In study, a certain class of medications was tied to more resilient bones for older patients

Menopause Before 40? Risk of Broken Bones May Be Higher November 11, 2016

And traditional preventive treatments don't erase added danger, new study suggests

Less Than Half of Older Hip Fracture Patients Fully Recover: Study October 26, 2016

Geriatric experts cite need to set realistic expectations for the injured and their families

Helmets Don't Prevent Kids' Motocross Concussions October 21, 2016

Fractures, head injuries common for 8- to 17-year-old racers, study finds

Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures? October 19, 2016

'Close contact casting' might help many avoid surgery, study suggests

Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study October 17, 2016

Death rates were higher in smaller community hospitals, Canadian study finds

Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study October 06, 2016

Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women August 16, 2016

Abaloparatide appears to reduce fractures better than the current drug Forteo, researchers say

Health Tip: Know Your Risk of Stress Fracture August 15, 2016

Here's what increases your chances

Weight-Loss Surgery Doesn't Boost Bone Health: Study July 29, 2016

Increased risk for fractures remained after procedure

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Stress Fracture May 20, 2016

Don't push too hard during exercise

Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors May 05, 2016

Year-long CDC study finds 1.3 million people over 65 with poor eyesight fell at least once

Getting Active After Knee Replacement Might Raise Hip Fracture Risk April 18, 2016

Swedish study found that people with new knees had slight uptick in spinal fractures, too

Mediterranean Diet May Help Lower Hip Fracture Risk in Older Women March 28, 2016

The regimen seemed to provide a slight benefit, researchers say

Health Tip: Can You Tell if a Toe Is Broken? March 14, 2016

You may still be able to walk on it

Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study October 02, 2015

Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year

Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones: Studies September 30, 2015

Researchers find no evidence that boosting intake will prevent fractures

Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age, Study Finds September 15, 2015

Poor outcomes could stem from factors related to having an emergency procedure, expert suggests

Tricycle Accidents Send More Than 9,000 Tots to ER a Year: Study September 14, 2015

Many kids are too young for a three-wheeler, expert says

Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women August 27, 2015

But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment

U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse July 13, 2015

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

Keep Safety in Mind When Skateboarding June 21, 2015

Experts offer tips on how to protect yourself from injury when catching 'air'

Even Slightly Overactive Thyroid Linked to Higher Fracture Risk May 26, 2015

Study found greater chances of breaks in hip bones, spinal areas

Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study April 13, 2015

But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population

Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients February 25, 2015

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women January 28, 2015

Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health

Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study December 18, 2014

Researchers suspect that more marked hormonal changes may explain possible connection

Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb December 17, 2014

Pain and tenderness are prime signals

Health Tip: Take Care of Your Cast December 02, 2014

Wiggle your digits to help reduce swelling

Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds December 01, 2014

But they don't raise the risk of fractures, doctor notes

Men Less Likely Than Women to Get Bone Test After Fracture November 05, 2014

Experts warn that older men are at risk for osteoporosis, too

Is Milk Your Friend or Foe? October 29, 2014

Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study October 27, 2014

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk October 24, 2014

Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones October 23, 2014

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner September 08, 2014

Risk of 'atypical' fractures is rare, researchers say

More Evidence Ties Some Bone-Building Drugs to Rare Fractures September 04, 2014

But experts say benefits of bisphosphonates outweigh risks for those with osteoporosis

Anesthesia Type May Affect Recovery From Hip Fracture Repair June 24, 2014

Death rate, hospital stay reduced slightly with 'regional' approach

Broken Bones, Concussions Most Common Injuries in Youth Hockey June 05, 2014

Fractures more common in boys, while concussions more common in girls, study finds

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