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  1. Combination Therapy Not Better for Bones

    Sept. 22, 2003 -- Contrary to the notion of "two is better than one," a new study shows combining two popular bone-strengthening treatments for osteoporosis won't necessarily produce better results. The research showed combining the osteoporosis drug Fosamax with parathyroid hormone wasn't significa

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  2. 60-Minute Workout Stops Bone Loss

    Sept. 5, 2003 -- Postmenopausal women who work out for 60 minutes, three times a week -- and take calcium -- can stop bone loss. That's the promise from University of Arizona researchers who developed a bone-building exercise and nutrition regimen. And it seems to work. In a study of 266 women -- av

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  3. Hormone Replacement Therapy Revisited

    Aug. 26, 2003 -- Women at risk for bone-thinning osteoporosis may be able to take hormone replacement therapy for its bone-preserving benefits without increasing their risk for heart disease and breast cancer. Intriguing new research offers the hope that very low doses of estrogen or estrogen plus p

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  4. Evista Strengthens Bones, Safe on Uterus

    July 18, 2003 -- An osteoporosis drug that acts like estrogen in a woman's bones may be able to provide the bone-boosting effects of the hormone without the added risk of some types of cancer associated with estrogen. New research shows that long-term use of the drug Evista can reduce a woman's risk

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  5. Statins Fail as Osteoporosis Treatment

    July 16, 2003 -- Statins may help millions of people lower their cholesterol, but they aren't likely to reduce the risk of osteoporosis or bone fracture, according to a new study. Researchers say previous laboratory and animal studies have suggested that statins stimulate bone formation, which could

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  6. Hip Protectors for Fractures Don't Work

    April 15, 2003 -- Fall-related hip fractures are a leading cause of death and disability among older adults, and the problem is expected to get much worse as the population ages. The World Health Organization predicts a rise in hip fractures from 1.7 million worldwide in 1990 to 6.26 million by 2050

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  7. Don't Use Forteo, Consumer Group Urges

    April 4, 2003 -- First, Public Citizen warned the FDA not to approve Forteo, a new kind of drug for osteoporosis. Now the consumer group is warning patients not to take it. The reason: The drug appears to cause a kind of bone cancer in lab rats. No such cancers were seen in human tests of the drug.

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  8. Raising Bone Mineral Density Without HRT

    March 25, 2003 (New York) -- In July 2002, when the National Institutes of Health ended a major trial of hormone replacement therapy because of risks, the door was slammed shut on using HRT for boosting bone mineral density to prevent osteoporosis. By August 2002, prescriptions for hormone replaceme

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  9. Vitamin D Helps Elderly Avoid Fractures

    Feb. 27, 2003 -- Preventing broken bones as you age could be as easy as popping a vitamin D pill just three times a year. It's especially important to prevent bone thinning and fractures in the elderly. In fact, breaking the hip can even cause death in many elderly people -- due to an increase in pn

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  10. Half of Americans Break a Bone by Age 65

    Feb. 5, 2003 -- Every 14 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs an orthopaedic surgeon. Half of all Americans will break a bone by the time they're 65. The findings come from a report at this week's annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Mark R. Brinker, MD, of Houston's Texas O

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