Lila de Tantillo, Health Professional

Lila is a nurse and writer from South Florida. She wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Osteoporosis.

Two Options For Vertebral Fractures

The most common location for an osteoporosis-related fracture to occur is the vertebrae. These painful back injuries can occur while engaging in everyday actions, such as bending over or lifting groceries. With very advanced osteoporosis, a sneeze or ...
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Clothes for Osteoporosis Patients

Osteoporosis can impose a number of serious challenges - a fear of fracture, back pain, and handling a treatment regimen and possibly its side effects. For these reasons, the toll the condition takes on one’s visual appearance sometimes takes a back ...
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Osteoporosis and Down's Syndrome

There are many conditions that can increase one’s risk of developing osteoporosis, but those who are caregivers for individuals with Down’s syndrome should be particularly attuned to the possibility of low bone mass for those in their care. A recent ...
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Exercise for Bone Health: Part Three, DO's and DON'Ts

Here are a list of helpful DO’s and DON’Ts recommended by Dr. Michael Hewitt, research director for exercise science and exercise physiology at Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Ariz., for those exercising for their bone health: DO consult with a ...
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Alternatives to Forteo

Work continues on alternative ways for osteoporosis patients to use parathyroid hormone to preserve (or even build) bone mass. Bone Medical Limited is developing an oral formulation and testing it in comparison to the daily injection required by Fort...
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