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  1. New Osteoporosis Drug Coming?

    Aug. 11, 2009 -- The experimental drug denosumab may be on its way to becoming the newest way to treat osteoporosis. Denosumab, a biological drug given by injection every six months, looks safe and effective, researchers report in today's advance online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine

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  2. Spinal Fracture: Cement No Better Than Sham

    Aug. 5, 2009 -- A popular treatment for painful spinal compression fractures works no better than sham therapy in patients with osteoporosis, according to two new studies published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers compared outcomes among patients who received injections of m

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  3. Do Bone Tests Help Monitor Osteoporosis?

    June 24, 2009 -- Bone mineral density testing is not helpful and may even be misleading during osteoporosis treatment with bisphosphonates, new research shows. Many health groups, including the National Osteoporosis Foundation, recommend bone density testing every year or every two years for people

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  4. Survey: Many Women Slip on Bone Health

    May 14, 2009 -- Many postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are not on top of their disease management, according to a new national survey. Osteoporosis has been declared a global health crisis by the World Health Organization and other health groups, and federal authorities say fractures related to

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  5. Osteoporosis and Diet: Recipes for Strong Bones

    When you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis you want a diet with a steady supply of bone-building nutrients. The delicious dishes that follow offer a bevy of calcium and vitamin D, which form the foundation of a diet for a sturdy skeleton, as well as other nutrients critical for bone health, includ

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  6. Osteoporosis and Diets

    Weight loss and bone loss can sometimes go hand in hand. Doctors know that women with anorexia, who severely restrict calories for a long time, are at increased risk for osteoporosis. The eating disorder interferes with hormones needed to maintain bone, not to mention the foods people need to build

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  7. 12 Foods to Boost Bone Health

    If you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis you know you need to lots of vital nutrients, like calcium and vitamin D. Turns out breakfast may be the best time to give your bone health a lift. Most of the foods and beverages now fortified with calcium are start-your-day kinds of tastes: Orange juice.

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  8. The Effects of Smoking on Bone Health

    Whatever your age, the effects of smoking on bone health can't be ignored. The years from childhood until age 30 are prime time for building bone mass. "If an adolescent is smoking, they will not develop maximum bone mass. They will end up with a smaller skeleton and less bone mass, compared to a no

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  9. Male Osteoporosis: Bone Mass Matters

    Real men get osteoporosis, too. As many as 2 million American men already have osteoporosis, the bone thinning that makes bones brittle and porous and at likely to fracture. Twelve million men are at risk, and may have early signs of bone loss and low bone density, called osteopenia. But given that

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  10. Picking the Right Osteoporosis Medicine for You

    When it's time to choose an osteoporosis medicine, you have lots of options. In the past 10 years, science has come a long way in helping women treat their bone problems. First step: Make sure you're getting adequate calcium and vitamin D, advises Eve Scopelitis, MD, an internist with Ochsner Medica

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