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OSTEOPOROSIS NEWS TIPS & FEATURES

What is EULAR and Why You Should Care

June 7th, 2016

What is EULAR and Why You Should Care

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 […]


Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

May 6th, 2016

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

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 […]


Strength Train at Home

April 29th, 2016

Strength Train at Home

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 […]


Tip-Bone Building Moves

November 5th, 2015

Tip-Bone Building Moves

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 […]


November 5th, 2015

Vitamin D May Help Manage Pain from Osteoarthritis

Patients who suffer from osteoarthritis (OA) pain and are deficient in vitamin D may get some relief with vitamin D supplementation. These findings were presented at the 2015 World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Milan, Italy, March 26–29. Like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis involves joint inflammation. The two conditions, however, have very […]


Postmenopausal Women Under Age 65 without Osteoporosis May Not Benefit from Repeated Bone Scans

October 6th, 2015

Postmenopausal Women Under Age 65 without Osteoporosis May Not Benefit from Repeated Bone Scans

We can’t say enough about bone health and prevention of osteoporosis and fractures, and a bone mineral density (BMD) test, or bone scan, is an important way to monitor the strength of your bones. Because a BMD test can be so valuable, it’s helpful to know when you can most benefit from initial and repeated […]


Ask the Doctor: What Should Women Know about Osteoporosis?

October 6th, 2015

Ask the Doctor: What Should Women Know about Osteoporosis?

By Laura Ryan, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Assistant Director for Special Programs, Center for Women’s Health The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Q: What Is Osteoporosis? A: Osteoporosis is a condition char­acterized by bone loss and a reduc­tion of bone structure and strength, which leads to […]


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