Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests.

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.

Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women

FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who are satisfied with their lives may have better bone health, a new Finnish study suggests.

Health Tip: Get Weight-Bearing Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- There's a recipe for good bone health, and it includes getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise.

Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bisphosphonates, which are drugs that treat bone loss, may lower the risk of endometrial cancer, new research suggests.

Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible link between certain menopause symptoms -- moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats -- and higher rates of hip fractures and weaker bones.

Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb

(HealthDay News) -- A painful thumb may be more than an inconvenience -- it may signal a fracture that needs a doctor's care.

Prompt Treatment of Shoulder Dislocation May Prevent Future Problems

MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate medical treatment of a dislocated shoulder reduces the risk of bone, muscle and nerve injuries as well as the risk of future dislocations, a new study found.

Jakafi Approved for Chronic Bone Marrow Disease

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jakafi (ruxolitinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat polycythemia vera, a chronic disease of the bone marrow.

Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer aren't getting bone-strengthening drugs they may need, new Canadian research contends.