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Osteoporosis – Make the First Fracture the Last by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 05 Nov 2012 10:07am Breaking the Silence of Osteoporosis Guest Post by Judy Stenmark, CEO International Osteoporosis Foundation Meet Jeanie Joas. She’s an active woman in her 50s, who walks five miles at a time with weights, does yoga, spinning and recreational hiking, while supplementing all of these activities with a healthy, calcium-rich diet. What sh ... Read on »
Timed Up & Go (TUG) Predicts Osteoporotic Fracture Risk by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 17 Oct 2011 3:01am In all the brouhaha last week over a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine regarding an association between multivitamins & other dietary supplements and all-cause mortality in post-menopausal women , another study was published in the same journal concluding that the Timed Up & Go (TUG) test could be useful in predicting fr ... 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 »
People with celiac disease have increased bone fracture risk and other bone problems by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 Jan 2012 12:00am For anyone with bone density problems, bone fractures, osteoporosis, osteopenia, osteomalacia, bone pain or any other bone-related problems, consider getting tested for celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. This is a common symptom that often gets overlooked.  Two recent studies confirm the negative effects of celiac disease on bone hea ... 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 »
All-Ceramic Confusion Part 1 by Dr. Josh A. Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 5:44pm When I flip through some of the freebie journals with advertisements, I am often confused as to what all these different all-ceramic restorations are and where they differ. I thought that I would try and simplify some of it here. This will be a series of entries over the next few weeks. Although, I may accomplish nothing but further confuse myse ... Read on »
Preventing fractures in older patients on ADT by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 May 2010 12:00am Men with prostate cancer who are 70 years of age or older, and who are starting adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for locally advanced or high-risk localized prostate cancer, should receive a bone mineral density (BMD) test followed by selective bisphosphonate therapy for those with osteoporosis, according to an art ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 18: Bone Mineral Density Testing and Osteoporosis by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 20 Feb 2009 6:14pm Can Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Testing Prevent Osteoporosis-Related Fractures? The National Osteoporosis FoundationReports: Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans or 55% of people age 50 or older. In the United States 10 million people are estimated to have osteoporosi ... Read on »
New fracture glue! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted Fri 07 Jan 2011 6:35am My cousin (thanks!) sent me the link to a very interesting article concerning a new invention, a sort of gluey substance that, if all goes well (tests, etc.), one day may be able to mend fractures quickly and, even more importantly, without the need for surgery, nails or pins. This goo, invented by a team led by two Italian researchers ... Read on »
When is Back Pain Osteoporosis? by ChronicPainReleif .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: A number of different conditions can cause back pain, but one is often overlooked. For millions of peole, chronic back pain is the result of osteoporosis. WOMAN: I had no idea that certain pains are related -- back pain is related to osteoporosis. WOMAN 2: I didn't know that osteoporosis could be related to back pain. FELICI ... Read on »