Geelong Medical & Health Group News

World Osteoporosis Day (20 October)

October 20 2021

World Osteoporosis Day, marked on October 20th each year, is a prime time to put the spotlight on osteoporosis. Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile, so that they break easily – even as...

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Healthy Bones Action Week (23-29 August 2021)

August 23 2021

Most people don’t think about their bones until they have a fracture or until they reach older age. However, bones are living tissue, constantly in a state of renewal, so building and maintaining bones is a lifelong matter. Healthy Bones Action Week has called on Australians to protect their bones since 1994. People of all...

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Healthy Bones Week (1-7 August 2021)

August 1 2021

Dairy Australia’s National Healthy Bones week, running from 1-7 August, is set to raise awareness of calcium-rich food in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis. Bones are the body’s foundation, providing support and structure and giving protection to organs. Looking after your bones is important to keep them strong and...

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Are Calcium Supplements Dangerous?

January 28 2019

Nearly half of Australians are not getting the recommended dietary intake of calcium, which may put many people – the elderly, in particular – at risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Calcium is a mineral, found naturally in mostly dairy foods, tofu and seafood, that’s essential for healthy, strong bones. Most adults need a total of 1,000mg of calcium per...

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Foods to Avoid If You Have Osteoporosis

February 3 2018

It’s very easy to come across articles discussing foods that can help ward off osteoporosis as there are tons and tons of them posted in cyberspace. However, when was the last time you spotted one that talked about foods that, when eaten, can actually lead to bone weakening? Below you will find some of the foods...

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