Your Guide to Bone Health

Learn how to keep your bones healthy and understand your risks for osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures (VCFs)

Programs

Clinical Trials Need a Broader Approach to Improve Osteoarthritis Outcomes

Risk factors, racial disparities and sex differences should all be considered

Policy

Bone Health and Estrogen

If you are postmenopausal, calcium and weight-bearing exercise won't help prevent osteoporosis. Talk to your health care professional about hormone replacement therapy for bone health.

Menopause & Aging Well

Why Are Your Toes Curling Down?

Squeezing your feet into shoes that don't fit well can do serious damage to your toes and feet. Learn more about why your toes may be curling down—and other foot conditions.

Your Health

Warning Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve that runs from the forearm to the wrist becomes squeezed or compressed.

Your Health

Bone Health Ambassador Will Run for a Cause

Team of women will run the New York City Marathon to raise awareness and money for bone health so women can live vital, active lives as they age.

Your Health

Menopause and Osteoporosis: How to Take Charge of Your Bone Health

The sharp decline in estrogen that comes around menopause leads to a weakening of women's bones. That's why it's important to know how to take charge of your bone health and prevent fractures.

Your Health

A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?

Tiny pellets could treat arthritic knee pain, delaying the need for knee replacement surgery, a small study has found.

Your Health

Calcium Supplements Linked to Higher Risk for Colon Polyps

A new study finds that daily calcium supplements that may help weak bones are linked to an increased risk for colon polyps.

Your Health

Drug That Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Won't Help Osteoarthritis

Plaquenil, a drug that has been shown to help ease rheumatoid arthritis pain, failed to help people suffering from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritic joint pain.

Your Health

'Bone Cement': A Non-Surgical Option for Painful Joints?

Injecting a calcium-based cement into the bones of some people with knee or hip pain could help them avoid joint replacement surgery, Ohio State University doctors say.

Your Health

Rain May Not Cause Achy Joints After All

Many people insist their joints ache more when it rains. But that popular notion might be all wet, a new study suggests.

Your Health

Pain Relief for Achy Joints

Joint pain often comes with age, either from injury, overuse, disease or normal wear and tear. It may be inevitable, but there are ways to ease the pain.

Your Health

Recommendations to Prevent Falls

Falls and fractures are a major cause of disability in old age. An influential U.S. medical task force is recommending exercise and, in some cases, medical evaluation to help seniors stay on their feet.

Your Health

Why Does Diabetes Increase Fracture Risk in Seniors?

Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why.

Your Health