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Osteoporosis

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Top Osteoporosis Articles

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  • Find out which osteoporosis drug is the safest

    Q: Which osteoporosis drug is the safest? I have been told to take Evista, but am hesitant because of the risk of stroke. A: There are a number of drugs available to treat or prevent osteoporosis. There is no single best (or safest) drug. The choice...
  • Managing Osteoporosis

    Managing Osteoporosis
    What do you need to know to keep your bones healthy and strong? Here are some answers to questions you might be asking yourself: What's So Dangerous About Thinning Bones? Having osteoporosis - a disease in which bones become fragile - greatly...
  • Osteoporosis Drug Promotes Healing of Fractures

    Osteoporosis Drug Promotes Healing of Fractures
    A drug used to treat severe osteoporosis promotes healing of hard-to-mend fractures in the elderly and others, reducing pain and time spent in nursing homes, researchers said Tuesday. In preliminary studies, 93% of 145 patients who had unhealed bone...
  • Bisphosphonates effective In fighting osteoporosis

    Q: For many years, I took Aciphex and then learned it may have been a factor in giving me osteoporosis. I do not want to take bisphosphonates for mild osteoporosis. My naturopathic healer suggests calcium aspartate, along with a high dose of vitamin D and...
  • Osteoporosis Found in More Men

    Osteoporosis Found in More Men
    Elderly white women with painfully bent backs have long been the symbol of osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease that can cause devastating fractures. But now researchers are warning another group is at much higher risk for the condition than...
  • It's Hard to Resist Resistance Bands

    It's Hard to Resist Resistance Bands
    In last week's column, I talked about how much I like weight lifting, as an athlete and as a physician. The more scientists study weight-bearing activity, the more value they find in it, not only in building our bones but also in boosting our metabolism...
  • Take Care of Your Aging Bones

    Take Care of Your Aging Bones
    For the past two weeks I've been hobbling around with a walker, in miserable pain from, maybe, a degenerative hip joint that needs to be replaced. Now, I know that a hip replacement is pretty routine. But what puzzles me is why I have this problem at a...
  • Exercise as Medicine

    Exercise as Medicine
    In the 19th century, most work involved physical activity; in the 20th century, exercise became a leisure pursuit; today, it's an urgent medical necessity. Exercise: It's cheap, readily available, and the single most effective step nonsmokers can take to...
  • Staying Independent in Our Later Years

    Staying Independent in Our Later Years
    There are many ways to keep on the move and living on your own in older age. We all hope to stay active and independent for the rest of our lives. And most of us want to stay in the familiar surroundings of our own homes and neighborhoods, rather than...
  • September 17 - Dr. Seema Venkatachalam

    September 17 - Dr. Seema Venkatachalam
    Women's Health Issues The North Northwestern Specialists for Women 900 N. Kingsbury Street, Suite 130-N Chicago www.nswobgyn.com Top Women's Health Myths Debunked Dr. Seema Venkatachalam, OBGYN with the Northwestern Specialists for Women and...
  • The Facts About Addiction

    The Facts About Addiction
      Topic Overview The overuse or abuse of alcohol (alcoholism) or other drugs is called . It is common and costly. It can cause or worsen many medical problems and can destroy families and lives. If you think you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol,...
  • 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....