Win a Break!

WIN A BREAK with Know Your Bones & Hoyts! Complete a Know Your Bones self assessment between Friday 13th October & Tuesday 31st October and you could win you a break at a Hoyts cinema! For full details see the WIN A BREAK Terms and Conditions

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Calcium supplements – how much is too much?

Your body requires only the recommended level of calcium – more than this is of no benefit. Recommended daily calcium intake for: Women under 50 – 1000mg/day Women over 50 – 1300mg/day Men under 70 – 1000mg/day Men over 70 – 1300mg/day It is very unlikely that you will get too much calcium from diet […]

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The cost of your DXA scan

A DXA scan measures the density of the bone in your hip and spine. It usually costs $60 – $130, depending on the service to which your doctor refers you. A Medicare rebate may apply if you: are already diagnosed with osteoporosis are changing your osteoporosis medication are over 70 years old have had early […]

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Osteoporosis Risk Factors

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An individual’s likelihood of developing osteoporosis depends on a number of risk factors, and can be affected by how many are present, and in what combinations. If you are over 50 and have risk factors for osteoporosis, you should discuss your bone health with your doctor. Some risk factors can be modified – e.g. by […]

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Healthy Aging

Living a socially and physically active and healthy life has many benefits, especially as you grow older. Ageing is a fact of life; from the minute you are born you begin the ageing process. The key, though, is to age not only gracefully, but healthily as well. We have compiled a few handy tips to […]

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