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Notifications Improve Osteoporosis Care
You've just gotten out of the hospital after a major fracture. You want to avoid the experience again, but are you receiving care to prevent another fracture?
Yes, You Can Grow Stronger Bones
It's common for women to lose bone mass and density as they age. Women with extra weight around their bellies are at increased risk for osteoporosis. Can growth hormones help them?
Vibrating Doesn't Boost Bones Strength
Whole-body vibration training has taken off in gyms around the world. But a study has found that the vibrating platforms fail to meet claims of boosting bone health.
Osteoporosis Tool Approved
A diagnostic tool for early assessment of osteoporosis has gained FDA approval. The device, called Sunlight MiniOmni, is already used in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Osteoporosis in the Middle East and Africa
A recent report released predicts a dramatic rise in osteoporotic bone fractures throughout Middle Eastern and African countries.
Get healthy on World Osteoporosis Day
Osteoporosis can touch everyone, regardless of race, gender, or national borders. That's why the International Osteoporosis Foundation marks World Osteoporosis Day on Thursday, October 20.
Osteoporosis More Widespread Than Previously Believed
It's no secret that millions suffer from osteoporosis. But new research suggests the disease and an early marker for developing it may be significantly more widespread than previously believed.
FDA Approves Prolia for osteoporosis
On September 16, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for denosumab ( Prolia , Amgen Inc.) as a treatment to increase bone mass in patients at high risk for fracture receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for nonmetastatic prostate cancer or adjuvant aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy for breast cancer. In men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer, denosumab also reduced the incidence of vertebral fracture.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Reclast
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an update to the drug label for Reclast ( zoledronic acid) to better inform healthcare professionals and patients of the risk of kidney (renal) failure.
Plum Out of Bone Density
The old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" is certainly sage advice. But apples are having to take a back seat to dried plums in the osteoporosis department.