Smoking Hot? Cold comfort for your bones!

“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” ~ Mark Twain Probably the last thing smokers are thinking about at any given moment is their bones. They may consider their lungs, their skin, the yellow fingernails, the smell of smoke that permeates every layer […]

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Over 5000 osteoporosis screenings earns Guinness World Record

Courtesy: Guinness World Records Amgen has taken this year’s Mother’s Day by storm after earning the official title for the most osteoporosis screenings in 24 hours with more than 5,000 people taking part. This achievement is just one of many outcomes resulting from the company’s latest initiative – ‘Break Records, Not Bones!’ – a global campaign […]

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Falling into You: fall prevention and management

Falling is probably the last thing on anybody’s mind when you are young and fairly fit. We take walking around for granted, without a thought of possibly landing up face-first in a gutter, at the bottom of an escalator, or in a mud puddle. Although this can happen at any age. But your composure can […]

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Calcium-rich recipes: eat well for strong bones

Okay, so there you are behind a wall of cheese, yoghurt, nuts, sardines and beans. And do we spy the trembling head of a broccoli? Sigh. Things don’t have to be dull or repetitive if you’ve been told to keep to a calcium-rich diet to fight osteoporosis. There are a range of amazing choices that […]

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BREAKING RECORDS NOT BONES – A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

Amgen Invites the general public to receive free Screenings to help predict and prevent osteoporosis while setting an Official World Record for most osteoporosis screenings conducted in a 24-hour period.  Osteoporosis-Screening Events to Take Place in Ten Countries on May 5, in Conjunction with Guinness World Records® The South African leg of this world record […]

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Osteoporosis and exercise: the weird, the wacky, and the wonderful

So by now, you may have reached the point where, whether you like it or not, you’ve been told that one of the most important measures against osteoporosis is exercise. Whether to avoid osteoporosis or deal with it as a current condition, it matters not…the prospect of having to hop about, huffing and puffing on […]

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Understanding Osteoporosis: risk factors

There are quite a number of risk factors that may increase your chances of developing osteoporosis. The key word here is ‘may’. In fact, merely because your profile might reflect one or more of these factors does not mean you’ll get osteoporosis, either in old age or otherwise. Osteoporosis can arise from a number of […]

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#Better Bones – Basic Bone Health: keeping healthy and active throughout life

Keeping healthy throughout life is a tough business. Or maybe not. Maybe it is really just about habit. If you are careful about your diet 80% of the time, you should keep relatively well. If you exercise regularly and keep an eye on your weight, you should be in fair nick for most of your […]

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Bone Work: living with osteoporosis in the workplace

Living with osteoporosis in the workplace If you are diagnosed with osteoporosis during your working years, you have two important aspects to contemplate: firstly, your job itself may be the cause of your osteoporosis if you spend your day mostly sitting and staring at a computer; and secondly, how you will manage the condition if […]

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