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    HigherVolume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who break a hip receive the best care in skilled nursing facilities with the most experience handling such fractures, a new study suggests. Twenty-five cases a year was the magic number, according to lead author Pedro Gozalo, associate professor of health services, pol Read Article »
    Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones Studies
    (HealthDay News) -- Extra calcium may not protect your aging bones after all. New Zealand researchers who analyzed more than 100 previous investigations say guidelines advising seniors to consume at least 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day are misplaced. No proof was found that boostin Read Article »
    HipFracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- People who need surgery for a broken hip face a higher risk of serious complications and death than those who undergo an elective hip replacement -- and the disparity is not explained by fracture sufferers' older age or poorer health, a new study finds. Doctors have long known Read Article »
    People in Their 50s Benefit Most From LowDose Aspirin Report Says
    (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin is best used as a preventive measure against heart disease for people in their 50s, top U.S. experts in preventive medicine have determined. People in their 60s also can take low-dose aspirin to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, but they will Read Article »
    New Guidelines Call for Kids Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots
    (HealthDay News) -- All eligible children and health care workers should get flu shots, according to new policy statements from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). "Parents must consider flu vaccine an essential vaccine for their children," Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, an AAP spokeswoman, said in Read Article »
    Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women
    (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years, their fracture risk was still reduced seven years lat Read Article »
    Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu shots save lives and prevent hospitalizations among nursing home residents, a new study shows. There has been debate about the effectiveness of flu vaccination in this group of patients, but the findings show that they are beneficial, according to researchers at B Read Article »
    Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks
    (HealthDay News) -- Hysterectomy is associated with an increased likelihood of cardiovascular risk factors and disease, especially among younger women, a new study suggests. Mayo Clinic researchers looked at data from more than 7,600 women. Half of the group had a hysterectomy, while the other ha Read Article »
    Vitamin D Supplements Wont Strengthen Older Womens Bones Study
    (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates. "While high-dose vitamin D did indeed increase calcium absorption, the increase was only 1 percent and [it] did not translate into gains in spine, hi Read Article »
    Targeted Workouts May Strengthen Mens Bones in Middle Age
    (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of exercise improve bone health in middle-aged men with low bone mass and may lower their risk for osteoporosis, according to a small new study. Men naturally lose bone mass as they age, which can put them at risk for osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones Read Article »
    For Women No Link Between Kidney Stones Osteoporosis
    (HealthDay News) -- Kidney or bladder stones do not increase a postmenopausal woman's risk of osteoporosis, a new study finds. "We know in men that if you have a kidney stone, you are more likely to have osteoporosis," said corresponding author Dr. Laura Carbone, chief of rheumatology at the Medi Read Article »
    Nursing Home Care Improving for US Minorities Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- A bump up in Medicaid payments to nursing homes may be paying off in better care for minority residents, new research suggests. "This study shows that recent regulatory, financial and market-driven changes have resulted in an improvement not only in homes with higher numbers o Read Article »
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