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Osteoporosis

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Top Osteoporosis Articles

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  • Important Health Screenings

    Important Health Screenings
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 35-year-old woman in generally good health. I've never been pregnant and have no plans to be pregnant in the near future. At this age, do I need to start having annual checkups? If so, what should they include? ANSWER: At 35 and...
  • Learn to Love Those Curves

    Learn to Love Those Curves
    Girls suffering through the insecurities of puberty are often likely to yearn for the rail-thin bodies of supermodels plastered across the typical supermarket glossy. But, as new research shows, puberty is a crucial time for a woman to love those curves....
  • Osteoporosis Didn't Slow Dancer

    Osteoporosis Didn't Slow Dancer
    What's the connection between Dancing With the Stars and osteoporosis? Cloris Leachman. The Academy Award-winning actress is being honored by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) for living strong with osteoporosis. Leachman and other honorees...
  • Osteoporosis Drug Use May Harm Bone Over Long-Term

    Osteoporosis Drug Use May Harm Bone Over Long-Term
    Medications called bisphosphonates are standard tools for the treatment of osteoporosis. They include Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel and Reclast. But new data released raise some concern about whether the drugs are safe for long-term use. Although the...
  • The Pros and Cons of Prolia

    The Pros and Cons of Prolia
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new drug for osteoporosis. Amgen's Prolia (denosumab) prevents fractures in postmenopausal women at a rate similar to the most popular drugs on the market — bisphosphonates such as Fosamax,...
  • Cortisone Injections OK on Bones

    Cortisone Injections OK on Bones
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the effects of cortisone injections on bones? Can their use lead to osteoporosis? ANSWER: Some steroid medications have been associated with osteoporosis in certain situations. The steroids found in a cortisone or similar...
  • Osteoporosis drug may prevent breast cancer

     
    Women who take osteoporosis medications called bisphosphonates had fewer invasive breast cancers than women who did not take the drugs, according to research presented today at the American Assn. for Cancer Research / San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium....
  • Want to keep your bones healthy? Don’t get too skinny

     
    Girls suffering through the insecurities of puberty are often likely to yearn for the rail-thin bodies of supermodels plastered across the typical supermarket glossy. But, as new research shows, puberty is a crucial time for a woman to love those......
  • For healthy bones, fat’s good, dieting’s bad and exercise is complicated

     
    Don’t inhale that bag of chips just yet. Tuesday, we reported research suggesting that, at least for girls, fat can be a very good thing for bone mass. Today, we’ll be more specific. Some fat can be a very good......
  • Rodent of the Week: A different look at osteoporosis

     
    Understanding exactly how bone is lost has turned out to be more complex than anyone expected. A new study even suggests that stopping the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the gut may keep bones healthier. Previous research suggested that.....
  • Long-term use of popular osteoporosis drug may harm bone

     
    Medications called bisphosphonates are standard tools for the treatment of osteoporosis. They include Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel and Reclast. But new data released Wednesday raise some concern about whether the drugs are safe for long-term use. Although the...
  • Mary’s Mama leaves `the world she loved so much.’

     
    Early Friday, my friend and colleague Mary Schmich posted to her Facebook page, “This morning Mary Ellen Findlay Schmich left the world she loved so much.” Mrs. Schmich, 87, whose wit, warmth and passion were well known to Tribune readers......