What is metabolic bone disease? Metabolic bone disease refers to abnormalities in bones caused by a broad spectrum of disorders. Most commonly, abnormalities of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus or vitamin D cause these disorders. Some of these disorders have a genetic basis. Metabolic bone disorders include conditions such as osteoporosis, osteomalacia, rickets, hypophosphatemia, and…

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What you eat has a big effect on your skeleton over the years. We compiled a list of superfoods to help keep your bones strong and healthy.  Prioritize these nutritious foods in your diet as often as possible. 1. Dark leafy greens  Bok choy, Chinese cabbage, kale, collard greens, turnip greens, spinach, broccoli and cabbage…

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Bones are the framework for children’s growing bodies. Childhood is arguably the most important time for bone development and health. Here are a few tips to help children’s bones develop healthily and ensure positive bone health in kids early on.  1. Feed kids high calcium foods Calcium helps build healthy bones in kids. High calcium…

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Daylight savings is right around the corner which means we all get to enjoy more sunshine! Extra hours of sunlight can benefit your health and productivity in many ways. Here are a few ways to make the most of daylight savings this spring and work towards the healthiest version of YOU! Mood boosting sunrises Take…

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Chest Xrays

What are the top X-Ray requests? There are many types of X-rays. The most common ones are chest, fractures, mammography and for urinary tract conditions.  1. Chest X-rays Chest X-rays are the most common type of diagnostic x-ray. It’s photos show the heart, lungs, blood vessels, airways, chest, spine and bones.  They can detect cancer, infection…

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Bones

Healthy bones is important for everyone. Here are three things you can do to be proactive and strengthen your bones. 1. Eat healthy to strengthen bones Incorporate as many vegetables as possible into your diet, specifically green and yellow vegetables.  Consume onions regularly in your diet, especially if you are a female. A study in…

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is necessary for healthy bones. The body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone health. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, depression, weight gain, etc.  Here are 5 ways to make sure you get enough vitamin D. 1. Sunlight Sunlight is arguably…

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Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile which causes them to break easily. Minor bumps or falls can cause a bone break with osteoporosis. Worldwide, osteoporosis causes fractures in one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over. With early intervention, osteoporosis can be prevented.  Here are five steps…

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We all age and while we cannot control that, we can control how we age. Factors such as what food you eat and if you exercise play a role in how you age. Continue reading to learn how you can promote active aging. 1. Exercise to promote active aging Experts recommend you go for a…

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