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Osteoporosis Screening: When Will Insurance Cover DXA?

Most physicians agree that Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, often called DEXA or DXA, is the “gold standard” when it comes to determining your bone density. If you have received a worrisome result from another type of exam, such as a heel or fingert...

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Reclast Once a Year: When to Discuss Reclast (Zoledronic Acid) with Your Doctor

Recently, the FDA approved the use of Reclast (zoledronic) acid for the treatment of osteoporosis. The bisphosphonate medication, known as Reclast, works by interfering with the process of bone breakdown as the drugs Fosamax, Boniva and Actonel do. Z...

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Free Osteoporosis Screenings

I was delighted today while shopping at Costco to spot a banner advertising their pharmacy’s free osteoporosis screenings (held just a couple of days ago at that store). I’d heard of hospitals and community centers offering such events periodically, ...

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Protecting Your Bones After Breast Cancer Treatment

While every woman should be on her guard against the onset of osteoporosis, those who have had breast cancer may be at special risk. A number of chemotherapy regimens and other medications used to combat the cancer can result in premature bone loss, ...

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Caring For Your Loved One With Osteoporosis

Caring for someone with osteoporosis is no easy task. You must constantly be on your guard against anything that could contribute to a fracture, the worst-case scenario for the osteoporosis patient. Because of the degenerative nature of the disease, ...

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Osteoporosis after Breast Cancer

Lila de Tantillo, an expert from our partner site OsteoporosisConnection.com, discusses osteoporosis as a side effect of breast cancer treatment. Breast cancer - and the treatments used to fight it - can take a severe toll on your body. Long after th...

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Protecting Those Hips: Hip Protectors?

The new research questioning the benefit of hip protectors is simply a reinforcement of the importance of fall prevention. Whatever the merits of those special pads, it seems to me that all of us must do what we can to help avoid falls for ourselves ...