Do It Right: Unpacking Groceries
Keep spine lengthened and straight, chest lifted and knees bent.
Allow the knees to rest gently against the bumper to brace your body.
Hinge at the hips instead of rounding the back to reach into the trunk.
Lift one bag at a time, keeping shoulders back.
For other tips,
download American Bone Health’s booklet. Do It Right
There are many ultrasound machines in the community – at the drug store, your doctor’s office and especially at health fairs. Is a heel ultrasound screening worth removing your shoe for? Probably not.
Learn more about American Bone Health.
How Long Can You Safely Take Bisphosphonate Medication for Osteoporosis?
“Bisphosphonates are the drugs most often prescribed to treat and prevent
osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates help to preserve bone mass by slowing down bone resorption. Clinical studies of these drugs have focused on their effect on bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture risk. ”
But how long is it safew to use these drugs?
Read the the advice from Johns Hopkins Health Alerts>
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