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Orthopedics
 
Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years...
SOURCES: Michail Katsoulis, Ph.D., medical statistician, Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, and Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research, University College London, England; Robert Recker, M.D., president, National Osteoporosis Foundation and director, Osteoporosis Research Center, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.; Jan. 17, 2017, Journal of Internal Medicine
2/28/2017

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 -- Older people who suffer a hip fracture face a much higher risk of death soon after the injury, but the risk persists over the longer term, a large study indicates.

Researchers found that the risk of death among people over 60 nearly tripled during the first year f...

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Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages...
SOURCE: JAMA Surgery, news release, Feb. 22, 2017
2/23/2017

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 -- People of all ages seem to benefit from surgery for a slipped or bulging ("herniated") disk in the lower back, a new study suggests.

Older patients, over the age of 65, actually seemed to experience greater lower back relief than their younger peers, the researc...

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Older Bones Benefit From Dairy Plus Vitamin D...
SOURCE: Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research, news release, March 1, 2017
3/1/2017

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 -- A combination of vitamin D supplements and certain dairy foods may protect against age-related bone loss, a new study indicates.

Consumption of milk, yogurt and cheese was associated with higher bone mineral density in the spine and less bone loss in the hip am...

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