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Exercise as medicine 
 
Equating exercise with medicine isn't just a reminder that physical activity is good for you. Research has shown that exercise is a powerful therapy that can help reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, among other benefits.
 
Bone health: be aware of osteoporosis risk factors
 
Osteoporosis is a condition in which loss of bone density and deterioration in bone quality causes bones to become weaker and more fragile. This decrease in bone strength increases the risk of bone fractures. Although it is a very common condition in older adults, it rarely has any symptoms, so it’s important to be aware of risk factors. 
 
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A Question of Health

This month's topic: Fall prevention: home hazards
Fall prevention averts more than just falls. It also prevents the injuries, chronic pain, disability, loss of mobility, and even deaths that falls cause. Because many falls – especially in older adults – still occur at home, that’s a good place to start.

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Flu shots linked to lower rates of hospitalizations for stroke, heart failure in Type 2 diabetes patients
In a new study, Type 2 diabetes patients who got a flu shot had lower rates of hospital admission for certain cardiovascular events, as well as for pneumonia and flu, than those who were unvaccinated.

Alberta study results support effectiveness of three-dose HPV vaccination programs
New research supports the effectiveness of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program in Alberta. The results suggest that women who received all three recommended doses of the vaccine were significantly less likely to have abnormal Pap test results than those who were not vaccinated.

Opioid use for chronic pain increases mortality risk over other pain meds, study finds
Patients with chronic pain who are being treated with long-acting opioids have a much higher risk of death than those being treated with other medications, a new study shows. The study results also underscore that death risks associated with opioids go beyond accidental overdose.

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