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Pets: The good and the bad

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A (US) national survey (that actually came out a few months ago but which I forgot to flag at the time) confirmed what common sense will inevitably tell you, namely that pet a can help you stay active and help your emotional health as well (and please note: that’s a real live pet and not […]

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Falling down doesn’t come cheaply

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Quiz time. To the nearest billion – with a B – estimate how much falls cost the US healthcare system annually. Trick question because no one is sure of the exact amount since falling is not a reportable condition, although as usual, there are good estimates and the best one, I think, is from the […]

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Falling is dangerous. For everyone

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The Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) is an ongoing (over 20 years now) population-based study of community-dwelling adults over the age of 25 (that was then; most are way middle-aged or even older now, obviously) which has taught us a ton about the impact that osteoporosis (OP) and consequent fractures have on the lives of […]