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  1. Treating Osteoporosis: What Works Best?

    Aug. 10, 2005 -- When bones get dangerously thin with advanced osteoporosis, what drugs help build those bones back up? Two osteoporosis treatments -- parathyroid hormone and Fosamax -- are the topic of two small studies in The New England Journal of Medicine. The findings: Treatment with parathyroi

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  2. Bone Health: Do Vitamin D Pills Help Blacks?

    July 25, 2005 -- New research shows no bone benefits for healthy postmenopausal black women who took vitamin D supplements for three years. The researchers don't dismiss the vitamin pills. They don't know if the results would be similar for women of other ethnic groups, elderly women, or those more

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  3. Low-Cost Ways to Protect Your Bones

    If you have osteoporosis -- or are at high risk -- odds are you're not getting the care you need. A 2004 Stanford study determined that more than half of all people with osteoporosis remain undiagnosed. What's more, even high-risk patients -- such as those who have already had a hip fracture - often

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  4. Vitamin D Deficit: Women's Silent Bone Threat

    May 20, 2005 -- When building bones and curbing osteoporosis, don't forget about vitamin D, says a new study. Bones need vitamin D for optimal health, but doctors may overlook vitamin D deficiency in patients with osteoporosis, say the researchers, who included Anne de Papp, MD, FACE, an assistant c

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  5. Black Women's Fracture Risk Lower Than Whites'

    May 3, 2005 -- Older black women may have a lower bone-fracture risk than their white peers, even when compared to those who have similar bone density measures. bone density measures. "Black women have a lower fracture risk at every level of bone mineral density," write Jane Cauley, DrPH, and collea

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  6. Osteoporosis Drug, Vitamin D Now in 1 Pill

    April 11, 2005 - The FDA has approved Fosamax Plus D, a once-weekly pill that contains both the osteoporosis osteoporosis drug Fosamax and the bone-building nutrient vitamin D. The pill has 70 milligrams of Fosamax and a 2,800 IU dose of Vitamin D. That's seven day's worth of the recommended daily d

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  7. Osteoporosis Drug May Help Preserve Memory

    April 8, 2005 -- The osteoporosis osteoporosis drug Evista may also help postmenopausal women avoid memory problems. Evista is one of several drugs used to prevent and treat osteoporosis, in which bones become dangerously thin and more likely to fracture. Women taking 120 milligrams of Evista for th

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  8. Onions May Fight Osteoporosis

    April 8, 2005 -- Onions could help ward off osteoporosis, osteoporosis, the thinning of the bones that often comes with age. If so, the popular vegetable could bolster bones while perking up taste buds, suggests a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Before you order a bowl of Fr

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  9. More Osteoporosis Seen With Raw Foods Diet

    March 28, 2005 -- Raw-food vegetarian diets are associated with osteoporosis, a new study shows. Osteoporosis occurs when aging bone is broken down faster than it can be replaced, a process known as bone turnover. Doctors diagnose the bone-weakening disease with a bone mineral density test. The stud

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  10. Once-a-Month Osteoporosis Drug Approved

    March 28, 2005 - A new osteoporosis osteoporosis drug allows people to protect their bones by taking just one pill a month. Today the FDA approved a once-a-month version of the osteoporosis drug Boniva. The approval makes the drug the first once-a-month medicine designed to treat postmenopausal oste

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