Pam Flores,

Pam wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Osteoporosis.

Tips for Winter Exercise

Credit: Thinkstock With one of our worst summer heat waves almost over, we need to think about exercise in the fall and winter to protect ourselves from the extreme cold while exercising for bone health. We all know that weight bearing exercise is re...
Pam Flores

Kitchen Safety: How to Avoid Fractures

One of the things we are told by our doctors when first diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis is to NOT fall. Well, that’s easier said than done since many fractures occur without a major injury. If you’ve had a fragility fracture, you know that ...
Pam Flores

How to Keep Your Bathroom Safe

Fragility fractures occur from very minimal trauma or a fall from a standing height that results in a broken bone. Since fractures can occur easily, it’s important to take as many precautions as you can to avoid tripping on the things around our bath...
Pam Flores

Top Five Osteoporosis Myths

Our bodies are constantly removing bone and rebuilding it. When this cycle is out of sync, with the body, the result can be more bone loss than bone building and repair, which results in osteopenia or osteoporosis depending on the amount of bone loss ...
Pam Flores