Health News

Granting Osteoporosis
A simple hunch has often led to great scientific discoveries. The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) is putting money behind an orthopedic surgeon's hunch.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Bisphosphonates and Esophageal Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to review data from published studies to evaluate whether use of oral bisphosphonate drugs is associated with an increased risk of cancer of the esophagus (esophageal cancer).
Multiple Sclerosis Quickly Affects Bone Health
Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are at risk for low bone density and osteoporosis. New information shows that promptly addressing bone health in these patients is necessary.
The Truth About Men and Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis, a common bone disease, affects women about 80 percent of the time. This often leads to the mistaken assumption that men aren't affected by the disease.
Don't be a Dummy, Grab the Dumbbells
For postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, the road to better bone density is paved with strength-training equipment. Get off the couch and begin strength training!
Osteoporosis Best Care Under Umbrella
The old saying, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself," appears to apply to osteoporosis diagnosis and care.
Physical Therapists Bone Up on Osteoporosis
An international group of physical therapists (PTs) agree that confidence, motivation and energy are concepts that will be added to the "Body Functions" category.
Vitamin D: Osteoporosis Patients Best Friend
In order to maximize chances of getting a therapeutic response from bisphosphonates, vitamin D levels need to be high.
Yet Another Reason to Lose Weight
Being overweight or obese carries a number of health risks. Now there's one more health benefit for losing weight.
Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again
It is always nice to report when a drug benefiting one health issue accidentally benefits another! Fosamax, Boniva and Actonel (bisphosphonates), prescribed to increase bone density in osteoporosis patients, appears to extend the lives of patients as well.