Breaking News on Osteoporosis Medications
Women with osteoporosis (brittle bones) have two effective treatment choices: Prolia (denosumab) and Reclast (zoledronic acid). So which is more effective? A recent study did a side-by-side comparison.
Explaining Rates of Broken Bones
Broken bones happen for many reasons. From weak bones to accidental falls and lifestyle choices, researchers recently explored these reasons.
Milk Didn't Do a Hip Good
Commercials have told viewers for years that "Milk does a body good." The actual evidence, however, shows that may not be true when it comes to hip fractures.
A Med for Denser Bones in Crohn’s Patients
Fractures and weak bones are common in patients with Crohn’s disease. So researchers recently set out to find out what happens when these patients take bone-protecting medicines early on.
HIV Boosted Bone Fracture Risk
HIV/AIDS treatment has helped lengthen patients' lives. But as they live longer, people with HIV may have to be especially watchful for health problems related to age, including the possibility of weaker bones.
A Bone to Pick for Postmenopausal Women
As women age, osteoporosis — a condition that makes the bones weak and more likely to break — becomes a greater concern. As a result, preventing osteoporosis may become more important for older women.
Vitamin D Supplements: Bone Health or Bogus?
Many people start to take vitamin D supplements to keep their bones strong as they age. But do these supplements really work, or are they a waste of money?
Tests to Predict Breaks in Brittle Bones
Bone health is a critical concern for many aging individuals. Measuring their risks for broken bones is a standard practice, though determining how often such screenings should be done isn't entirely clear.
More Than Vitamin D for Women's Bone Health
"Take vitamin D," "Drink your milk," "Get enough calcium" — there are a lot of different recommendations about what is best for bone health. A new study aimed to explore the specifics of certain supplements and determine what can most help older women keep their bones strong.
Breast Cancer Survivors Battling Brittle Bones
Breast cancer survivors can have ongoing health challenges after they’ve beaten "The Big C." Many are on medications that block estrogen, the hormone that drives most breast cancers. These medicines also increase the risk of osteoporosis (brittle bones) and increase the risk of fractures.