Category Archive for: ‘Osteoporosis’

Ask Well: Exercises to Strengthen Bones

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS In general, activities that involve impacts with the earth, such as running and jumping, are the most effective way to improve bone health, according to Dr. Jon Tobias, a professor of rheumatology at the University of Bristol who studies bone health. They create ground-reaction forces that move through your bones and stimulate them to “remodel” themselves and add …

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Studies Question Using Cement for Spine Injuries

August 6, 2009 By DENISE GRADY New York Times Two new studies cast serious doubt on a widely used and expensive treatment for painful fractures in the spine. The treatment, vertebroplasty, injects an acrylic cement into bones in the spinal column to ease the pain from cracks caused by osteoporosis, the bone-thinning disorder common in older people. Doctors began performing …

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FDA Issues Warning on Osteoporosis Medication

Mireya HernandezFebruary 4, 2009Mireya Hernandez The Food and Drug Administration came out with some important news on bisphosphonates last month. Bisphosphonates are a common treatment and prevention medication for osteoporosis, and are marketed through brands like Boniva, Fosamax, Actonel and Reclast. The report warns physicians of the possibility of bone, joint and/or muscle pain connected to the use of these …

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