Vitamin D boosts chance of walking after hip surgery

Just the right amount of vitamin D, around 800 IU daily, can help senior citizens get back on their feet after hip fracture surgery.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: surgery vitamin-d seniors older-adults bones health-and-medicine hip-fractures

Vitamin D boosts chance of walking after hip surgery

Just the right amount of vitamin D, around 800 IU daily, can help senior citizens get back on their feet after hip fracture surgery.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: surgery vitamin-d seniors older-adults bones health-and-medicine hip-fractures

‘Sit less, move more’ may ease hip fracture risk for postmenopausal women

Even light intenstity activity, like walking, yardwork, or household chores can lower the risk of hip fractures for postmenopausal women, researchers say.

David Hill-Buffalo • futurity
Nov. 11, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: exercise bones menopause health-and-medicine hip-fractures

Are hip fractures a flag for Alzheimer’s?

Doctors should monitor people facing hip repair surgery after a fall for post-operative delirium, even if they have no signs of dementia. Here's why.

Vanessa McMains-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Feb. 26, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease dementia health-and-medicine hip-fractures

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