Osteoporosis

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OSTEOPOROSIS NEWS TIPS & FEATURES

Ankylosing Spondylitis and The Risk of Osteoporosis

January 16, 2018

Ankylosing Spondylitis and The Risk of Osteoporosis

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Spine Community News: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory arthritis of the spine usually associated with calcification of spinous structures, primarily the ligaments and facet joints.  Although the calcification brings more calcium to the spine, this structure is more brittle and weakened.  The inflammation of AS can cause loss of bone mineral density in vertebral […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, News Tips and Features, Osteoporosis


Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know About Current Treatment Guidelines

January 8, 2018

Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know About Current Treatment Guidelines

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

TheSpineCommunity NEWS: Osteoporosis (OP) is a serious illness associated with significant disability and possible mortality.  The illness is underdiagnosed in both women and men.  When a fracture is identified only a minority of patients receive appropriate therapy to prevent the next fracture. The American College of Physicians (ACP) published a guideline in 2017 highlighting 6 […]

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Tags: alendronate, denusomab, guidelines, News Tips and Features, Osteoporosis, resideronate, treatment, xgeva, zolendronic acid


Vitamin D – What You Need to Know As Winter Approaches

October 30, 2017

Vitamin D – What You Need to Know As Winter Approaches

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Sunshine is a main source of vitamin D and as winter approaches your vitamin D level is likely to be lower. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes from dietary supplements, foods such as fortified milk and cereal, certain kinds of fish, and exposure to sunlight.  Vitamin D is important for bone health, and […]

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Tags: bone health, cancer, News Tips and Features, Osteoporosis, vitamin d


What is EULAR and Why You Should Care

June 7, 2016

What is EULAR and Why You Should Care

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

By David Borenstein MD, Executive Editor, theSpineCommunity.com What is EULAR? EULAR is an acronym for the European Union League Against Rheumatism. It is the second largest professional rheumatologic organization. The annual meeting for this organization is taking place next week in London, England, where more than a thousand presentations and abstracts will be presented about back […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, News Tips and Features, Osteoporosis, Psoriatic Arthritis, rhe


Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

May 6, 2016

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

By Diane L. Schneider, MD As we head into spring after a long winter, your vitamin D level right now is likely at the lowest point it will be all year, unless you are taking a vitamin D supplement or a multivitamin containing vitamin D. This is because sunshine is the main source of vitamin […]

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Tags: News Tips and Features, Osteoporosis


Strength Train at Home

April 29, 2016

Strength Train at Home

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Maintaining muscle strength through regular exercise as we age can help combat natural muscle loss, or sarcopenia. By Joan Pagano Sarco-What? Sarcopenia is the natural loss of muscle strength and function that occurs with aging. If you are over 40, you are already experiencing creeping muscle loss. Is it reversible? Yes—but only with an appropriate […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, back strain, Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH), Enteropathic Arthritis, Herniated Discs, News Tips and Features, osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Scoliosis


Tip-Bone Building Moves

November 5, 2015

Tip-Bone Building Moves

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

By Maryann Hammers Your bones have supported you all these years. Isn’t it time you returned the favor? Sure, you make certain your diet includes plenty of calcium and ample Vitamin D, but diet is just half the battle. Exercise—especially weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening moves—is the other 50 percent of the equation. Balance exercises can also […]

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Tags: News Tips and Features, Osteoporosis


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