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Osteoporosis Raises Risk of Bone Fractures - You Need Osteoporosis Protection for Life! by DiseaseProof Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Aug 2009 10:06pm No one wants creaky bones, but the number of hospitalizations for osteoporosis-related fractures has increased in the United States, jumping 55% since 1995. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says more than 254,000 hospital stays are due to injuries stemming from osteoporosis. That’s why Dr. Fuhrman made a DVD called Osteoporos ... Read on »
What is osteoporosis? What puts me at risk for osteoporosis? by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Tue 24 Jul 2012 12:00am What is osteoporosis?  Hip Fracture Osteoporosis is a common condition among older people, particularly postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis affects the strength of your bones and can make them fragile and more likely to break. In Canada, osteoporosis affects approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men over the age of 50. ... Read on »
New Osteoporosis Research: Serotonin Could Control Bone Formation by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 2:01am Most treatments for Osteoporosis only slow bone loss, but a new finding may provide new hope for the 10 million Americans who live with this disease. Turns out serotonin could play a very important role in bone formation. The New York Times reports: At its heart is serotonin made by the gut rather than the brain, whose role outside the br ... Read on »
Osteoporosis medication warning and a happy 2009 by Dr. Lynn Dorman Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 3:16pm Hope everyone here has a super duper life - in 2009 and beyond. Hate starting the year with a warning - but as many readers are women who might be taking pills for osteoporosis you need to read this becauseesophageal cancer has been linked to osteoporosis drugs. Please check into safer solutions for maintaining bone density... ... Read on »
Menopause and Osteoporosis by Karen H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 20 May 2009 9:14am I was having a Martha moment, drinking tea and savoring my latest Martha Stewart magazine when an ad caught my eye. It said... "raise your hand for a drug that reduces risk of invasive breast cancer and provides osteoporosis treatment postmenopause..." there is a picture of three woman wrapped in sheets one of which is susan sarandon ... 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 »
Amgen Gets FDA Approval for Prolia – Treatment for Post Menopausal Women With Osteoporosis High Risk by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 01 Jun 2010 4:32pm During the clinical trials one injection was administered as a 60mg every six months, and with the price quoted in the press release of $850.00 per injection it’s not an inexpensive item and hopefully insurance may cover some or all of this.  If I want to be tacky this cost compares with the average cost of what men pay for an ED drug cost for ... Read on »
Prevent and Reverse Osteoporosis with the Right Nutritional Supplements by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sat 04 Sep 2010 12:00am Recently, I was watching a documentary about hospitalizations in the US, and I heard something quite alarming- an estimated 25% of patients who suffer from a hip fracture due to osteoporosis die within the first year due to related complications. Stats show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men over 50 develop osteoporosis.  Osteoporos ... Read on »
New Bone Testing Method Can Help Treatment of Osteoporosis by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 22 Feb 2011 9:00am   A new method for identifying bones at high risk of fracture, and for monitoring the effectiveness of new bone-strengthening drugs and techniques, has been developed by scientists at the University of Cambridge. The method uses CT Imaging to accurately measure the thickness of the cortical bone, a k ... Read on »
Osteoporosis And Menopause by Karen H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 31 May 2011 9:17pm An ad in a magazine caught my eye. It said… “raise your hand for a drug that reduces risk of invasive breast cancer and provides osteoporosis treatment post menopause…” there is a picture of three woman wrapped in sheets. one of which is movie actress susan sarandon it’s very woo woo hmmm …turn the page and there is ... Read on »