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Pam Flores

Pam wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Osteoporosis.

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Identifying and Treating Hip Fractures

Hip fractures are the number one fracture caused by osteoporosis. Hip fractures almost always need surgical repair, with months of post-operative physical therapy.

Atypical Femur Fractures Explained

Atypical Femur Fractures Explained

Your questions, answered.

What are Spinal Compression Fractures?

What are Spinal Compression Fractures?

They’re surprisingly common as people get older. Here’s what you should know about them.

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Prevent Hip Fractures By Standing On One Leg

The inability to stand on 1 leg for 10 seconds or to squat down to reach the floor represent strong early predictors of hip fracture and mortality in postmenopausal women, according to a 15-year follow-up study presented here at the American Society ...

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Dairy-Free Sources of Calcium

If you’re looking to add calcium to your diet but have dairy allergies, try these dairy-free, calcium-rich foods.

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Top 4 Low-Impact Weight-Bearing Exercises for Good Bone Health

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), weight bearing exercises are activities that make you move against gravity while staying upright. The NOF recommends 2 ½ hours a week, or more, of this type of exercise to help build strong bon...

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My Top Five Pain Relievers for Spinal Compression Fractures

Normally we don’t experience pain from osteoporosis until we sustain a fracture. Due to this lack of pain, some fractures may go unnoticed. This is not the case with all compression fractures and some can cause significant pain. If this happens to yo...

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Member Interview on Reclast and FDA Testimony

We’d like to welcome one of our members, Jerri Iehl, who has osteoporosis and was treated with Reclast. As a result of her medical issues during treatment, Jerri was selected to testify before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on bisphosphonates ...

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Interview with Dr. Jennifer Schneider on Spontaneous Femur Fractures from Osteoporosis Meds

We want to welcome Dr. Jennifer Schneider to HealthCentrals’ OsteoporosisConnection site where we’ll be interviewing her about her experiences with Fosamax ® and atypical femur fractures (AFF’s). I’ve been following Dr. Schneider’s career and story a...

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New Tool to Measure Bone Density

Another tool used for bone density measurement is a type of scanner using ultra-sound technology, commonly referred to as the quantitative ultra-sound.