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Pam Flores

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Patient Blogger, wife, advocate, and caregiver

The Link Between Bone Loss Drugs and Jaw Bone Disorders

What is bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BrONJ)?


Osteonecrosis of the jaw is a disorder where the blood supply to a bone stops or decreases and can cause an infection or bone death.  According to the American Dental Association: The typical clinical presentation... Read moreChevron

posted 03/26/2015, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

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Breast cancer survivor, author, volunteer, support group founder/leader

Cancer Hormone Drugs and Bone Loss: Beware Hidden Damage

Did you know hormone therapy to prevent breast cancer recurrence can lead to bone loss? Here’s how to approach this serious issue.

 

Breast cancer treatment can be a long process – if you’ve been through it, I’m preaching to the choir here, right?

 

Not only does treatment... Read moreChevron

Pam Flores

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Patient Blogger, wife, advocate, and caregiver

The Best Fortified Foods for Calcium and Vitamin D

Some manufacturers add nutrients into their products like, calcium and vitamin D.  If you are trying to get most of your vitamin D and calcium from your diet, you may want to include foods that are enriched with these nutrients to provide additional nourishment to your daily consumption of these bone-building and preserving... Read moreChevron

posted 03/13/2015, comments (0)|
Pam Flores

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Dos and Don'ts On Choosing The Best Calcium Supplement

Calcium is one of the many nutrients we need to take to keep our bones strong.  Getting calcium from our diet is preferred, but what if you need to supplement as well?  Calcium comes in carbonate, citrate, lactate, phosphate, bone meal, oyster shell and others.  All these varying sources of calcium can make your choice... Read moreChevron

Pam Flores

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Top Ten Questions To Ask When Diagnosed With Osteoporosis

You’ve just recently been diagnosed with bone loss and you have no idea what to do next.  Here are questions you should ask your doctor after you receive a diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis.

  • Is my bone loss a result of heredity?  If your bone loss is a result of heredity, you can’t... Read moreChevron

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