When a sneeze can break your bones – That’s Osteoporosis

On 20 October the National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa is urging the public to take early action to protect their bone and muscle health, and for health authorities and physicians to protect their communities’ bone health as we celebrate World Osteoporosis Day. Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and is an underdiagnosed and […]

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Twist and Shout: osteoporosis and pain management

Osteoporosis is known as the silent disease. It sneaks up on you, and often the first inkling you have is when you trip over something or bend down to pull out a fat weed – and rise up yelling: ‘Eina!’ And there it is – possibly the only noise osteoporosis will make. A fractured bone […]

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Osteoporosis: rehabilitation after fractures

Whether you are already diagnosed with osteoporosis or you are unaware you are at risk, a fracture may well become a reality – sometimes caused by simple misadventure that in a younger, stronger boned person would not cause a problem. While suffering a break is traumatic and inconvenient for anybody, it’s usually the repair period […]

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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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