Navigation Links
Teen Girls Need Bone Health Advice to Stave Off Osteoporosis
Date:8/24/2012

FRIDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Along with adult women, teen girls should receive medical advice about bone health and the lifestyle factors that could affect their risk for fractures or osteoporosis, such as smoking, poor eating habits and too much weight loss, according to newly released guidelines on osteoporosis.

By talking to teenagers about how to keep their bones strong, obstetricians and gynecologists help their young patients prevent bone loss while they are at their peak bone-building stage, experts from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which issued the guidelines Tuesday, explained in a college news release.

Osteoporosis is five times more prevalent in women than men, and fractures are twice as common in women, they noted in the news release.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women aged 65 and older have bone-mineral-density screenings. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans often are used to diagnose osteoporosis of the lumbar spine and hips. Younger women should undergo this test only if they have bone fractures or significant risk factors for osteoporosis, and if patients have no new risk factors, DEXA scans should not be performed more than once every two years.

Patients should be screened yearly to estimate their fracture risk over the next decade, the experts advised. A screening tool called FRAX looks at risk factors such as a person's age, body-mass index and history of fractures, as well as how much alcohol they drink and whether they smoke or have another condition that can cause bone loss, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

The news release noted specific Institute of Medicine recommendations for daily calcium at various ages: 1,300 international units (IU) for girls between 9 and 18 years old, 1,000 IU for women between 19 and 50, and 1,200 IU for women over 50.

The recommended daily allowance for vitamin D is no
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Young girls more likely to report side effects after HPV vaccine
2. For Many Girls, Slimming Down Doesnt Help Self-Esteem
3. Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls
4. Women with heart disease more likely to have baby girls
5. Big girls dont cry
6. More Teen Girls Using Contraceptives: CDC
7. HPV vaccine completion rate among girls is poor, getting worse
8. Exercise Controls Weight in White Girls Better Than in Black Girls: Study
9. Girls response to honor-related violence
10. Math Anxiety Takes Bigger Toll on Girls: Study
11. Oral contraceptive use in girls and alcohol consumption in boys are associated with increased BP....
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Teen Girls Need Bone Health Advice to Stave Off Osteoporosis
(Date:3/3/2015)... Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 ... State University’s Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) has been ... Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to support the Bridging for Health: ... at helping regions, states and communities improve health and ... , The grant will support the work of the ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... 03, 2015 -- vRad ( Virtual Radiologic ), the ... that Arlene Sussman, MD, a highly regarded breast imaging ... to explore how telemedicine best practices allow for the ... women virtually anywhere. Click here to register ... March 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm CT. , Hospitals ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 Introducing ... Dental Labs is a recognized leader in Digital ... produces the best dental replicas, leaving no ... 3D digital scanning, dental professionals are able to ... 3D printers consistently deliver remarkable quality while reducing ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 ... on NPR News Morning Edition, science correspondent Shankar Vedantam ... the University of Pennsylvania about the drastic decrease in hand-hygiene ... shift. He suggested that the problem could be solved in ... to perform hand hygiene when they enter and exit a ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... March 03, 2015 President/CEO Jeff Nahom ... the travel industry for the past 10 years, announced ... fulfill his vision for the future of FCV, Nahom ... and well-compensated positions as travel sales specialists in FCV’s ... planned for the Boynton Beach, Florida area. To insure ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Names Georgia Health Policy Center National Center for Bridging for Health Initiative 2Health News:Latest vRad Webinar: Building World-Class Breast Imaging Services Virtually Anywhere with Telemedicine Best Practices 2Health News:Latest vRad Webinar: Building World-Class Breast Imaging Services Virtually Anywhere with Telemedicine Best Practices 3Health News:Latest vRad Webinar: Building World-Class Breast Imaging Services Virtually Anywhere with Telemedicine Best Practices 4Health News:Iverson Dental Labs Introduces 3D Digital Dental Technology for Superior Products 2Health News:Iverson Dental Labs Introduces 3D Digital Dental Technology for Superior Products 3Health News:BIOVIGIL Hygiene Technologies Answers Call for Hand Hygiene Alerts on Badges 2Health News:BIOVIGIL Hygiene Technologies Answers Call for Hand Hygiene Alerts on Badges 3Health News:First Class Vacations, Inc. Expansion Plan Creates 400 Jobs In South Florida 2Health News:First Class Vacations, Inc. Expansion Plan Creates 400 Jobs In South Florida 3
... Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham to meet with staff and patients and ... ,Seizing the opportune moment, the Prime Minister was ... and the privatization plan of the health service. ,To ... we make changes, people will say it's the end of the ...
... of female foeticide in Kerala have come as a surprise ... state's high literacy rate.// ,"The number of girls in ... this has happened just because of female feticide and nothing ... how this is happening and who are the guilty," said ...
... same basic technique seismologists use to measure earthquakes for ... fractures by detecting the formation of tiny cracks in ... to those created by earthquakes. Researchers at Purdue University ... a prototype device that could be used to monitor ...
... gives substantial protection against cell death in the brain ... Center have found in a study on rats. ... tumor necrosis factor or TNF, the researchers saw a ... brains of rats injected with compounds that cause Parkinson’s-like ...
... the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) as one of its ... industry in 2006.// Every year, RT Image magazine presents ... organizations based on who has influenced the radiology profession ... ,RT Image selected HUP for its recent installation of ...
... five more victims in Bataan, Rizal and Marikina City ... Valenzuela City and a four-and-a-half child from Balanga, Bataan ... of the Amang Rodriguez Medical Center the Valenzuela child ... after being taken there for treatment Wednesday. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New System Monitors Tiny 'Earthquakes' in Bones to Prevent Fractures 2Health News:New System Monitors Tiny 'Earthquakes' in Bones to Prevent Fractures 3Health News:New System Monitors Tiny 'Earthquakes' in Bones to Prevent Fractures 4Health News:Study Finds Parkinson’s Cell Death Blocked by Stopping Inflammatory Facto 2Health News:Hospital Selected to ‘25 Most Influential’ List in Radiology in 20 2
(Date:3/3/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lbvqqr/global_ultrasound ) ... Ultrasound Equipment Market 2015-2019" report to their ... Ultrasound Equipment market to grow at a CAGR ... Ultrasound equipment are used to examine organs using ... by cardiologists, radiologists, surgeons, obstetricians, and many other ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... RADNOR, Pa. , March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... of laboratory products, services and solutions, announced today ... England Biolabs®, Inc. (NEB®). This agreement allows VWR ... renowned technical support in the U.S. and Puerto ... to NEB,s products through VWR,s e-business platform, sales ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Calif. , March 3, 2015 ... drug discovery market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Neopeutics, ... Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership. Neopeutics has demonstrated ... a robust, cost-effective, and easily adaptable set of ... that are catalogued as failing compounds in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Ultrasound Equipment Market 2015-2019: Rise in Number of MI Diagnostic Procedures with GE Healthcare, Phillips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare & Toshiba Medical Systems Dominating 2VWR Announces Expansion of Distribution Agreement with New England Biolabs 2Frost & Sullivan Applauds Neopeutics' Commitment to Accelerating the Delivery of New Nature-Based Pharmaceuticals and Therapeutics 2Frost & Sullivan Applauds Neopeutics' Commitment to Accelerating the Delivery of New Nature-Based Pharmaceuticals and Therapeutics 3Frost & Sullivan Applauds Neopeutics' Commitment to Accelerating the Delivery of New Nature-Based Pharmaceuticals and Therapeutics 4Frost & Sullivan Applauds Neopeutics' Commitment to Accelerating the Delivery of New Nature-Based Pharmaceuticals and Therapeutics 5
... BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., May 12, 2011 Alma ... radiofrequency and ultrasound-based aesthetic treatment devices, today announced ... innovative pixel modules for aesthetic fractional laser resurfacing. ... CO2, and the iPixelEr—each feature Alma,s roller-style technology ...
... NEW YORK, May 12, 2011 United Spinal ... as a new program that advocates for improved access ... clinicians, and providers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO ... Alliance - a national non-profit formed in 2007, focuses ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Alma Lasers Introduces the iPixel Fractional Ablative Technology 2United Spinal Association Broadens Its Reach with Users First: Giving Voice to All Wheelchair Users 2
... The ACMI RiteCut Right Angle ... which is used with a general ... designed for use with any ACMI ... semi-rigid cystoscope which has a working ...
... USA Series ACN-2 Flexible CystoNephroscope is used ... ideal for office practice. The large 6.4 ... full range of operating instruments for therapeutic ... and beveled, UltraGlide covered tip provide fast, ...
These flexible stone retrieval devices are reusable, 3 Fr in diameter, with a working length of either 60 cm or 115 cm...
... Instrument System is a small power instrument ... modular and unitized handpieces., ,Electric Motor ... 1025 Power Console. Accepts all 1000 and ... hand throttle (#1000E) for use with foot ...
Medicine Products: