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Where Are You Most Likely to Get a Stress Fracture? Research to Help You Catch Potential Stress Fractures Early by runnersconnect Posted Tue 12 Mar 2013 6:00am A stress fracture is one of the most feared running injuries . With a virtually guaranteed six or eight-week layoff from running, the prospect of sustaining one is unsettling even to veteran runners who have dealt with other injuries. Additionally, the fact that it’s a bone injury—something we usually associate with hard falls or other traumati ... Read on »
Psychotropic Medications Can Increase Fracture Risk in Older Patients by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 6:15pm A study published in the August 2008 issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology examined the link between taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs),  benzodiazepines, and antipsychotics, and increased risk of fracture in older individuals.  Manitoba-based administrative databases were used to examine psychotropic medicatio ... Read on »
Complications Following Distal Radius Fractures by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 6:06pm This week’s guest post is from TrevorWinnegge PT, DPT, MS, OCS, CSCS.  Your may recognize the name, Trevor is a frequent commenter here on this website.  Trevor has been practicing PT for over 8 years. He graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelors in PT and a master of science degree. He also graduated from Temple University with a D ... Read on »
Stress Fractures by Greg Katz Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 05 Jul 2009 9:36pm Stress isn’t good for the mind, body or soul even when you’re healthy; but when you’re facing a health challenge the results can be devastating.  Like the footage we’ve seen from bridges, we think that in the body that stress causes the cracks.   Unfortunately, following your diagnosis with a chronic or life-threatening illness, it accentuate ... Read on »
Medical Alert: Women and Thigh Fractures by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted Mon 07 Sep 2009 10:20pm [This post isn't on health care policy, but rather personal health care. Feel free to forward it to anyone else who might be interested. -- PSH] Last week I attended a medical conference which included an update on the radiology of skeletal and orthopedic disease. Although most of the lectures were intended for health professionals, the ... Read on »
MILK, COLA, AND KIDS FRACTURES by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:05pm By Marie Dufour, RD – Sometimes, the medical news wire blesses me with mana from heaven.  Take today’s reports: - Kids’ PE injuries have jumped 150% over an 11-year period. (1) - Seven out of 10 U.S. children have low levels of vitamin D. (2) These two comments come from analysis of the 2001-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examina ... Read on »
Aggressive Osteoporosis Treatment Can Reduce Hip Fractures by 37% by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 05 Nov 2009 10:01pm According to a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente, proactive measures can reduce hip fracture rates by an average of 37.2 percent -- and as much as 50 percent -- among those at risk. In the study published November 3 in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, more than 625,000 male and female patients over the age of 50 in Southern California who ... Read on »
Are you at risk of a bone fracture from osteoporosis? by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted Mon 04 Jan 2010 8:46pm Now here's a handy tool..... a free online calculator to assess your risk of a bone fracture from osteoporosis. You can find it here  http://www.shef.ac.uk/FRAX/tool.jsp?locationValue=23  When you've put in all the data, the program will calculate the percentage probability of a fracture within the next 10 years. By the way, question 12 ... Read on »
Bisphosphonates & Atypical Femur Fractures: Part 3 - Take Teriparatide! by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 07 Apr 2011 8:21am We've taken a hard look at bisphosphonates lately, first in December and then in February .  The consensus now is to take them only if necessary (and only after clearance from your dentist) and then only for about 5 years with the understanding that bisphosphonates do lower the risk of osteoporotic fractures which overrides the extremely l ... Read on »
Vitamin D vs Fracture Prevention (or is it Risk?) by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 09 Jul 2012 3:00am Risk & prevention can be viewed as two sides of a coin.  One can view the risk of something happening as equivalent to how to prevent that event.  Well, at least that's my fractured understanding.   Less than a month ago, the US Preventive Services Task Force came out w/several recommendations for vitamin D & calcium , one of which was th ... Read on »