Pam Flores

Pam wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Osteoporosis.

Latest by Pam Flores

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.

Tips for Winter Exercise

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 really good for our b...

How to Stay Cool While Exercising in Excessive Heat

This summer has set many weather records. How are you coping with the heat, so you don’t fall prey to heat stroke? Here’s a list of things you can do to stay cool while doing exercises that are outdoors, like: running, walking and hiking. For those w...

Essential Oils for Fracture Pain

Essential oils have been used for many years for many different things, from indigestion, stress relief and pain. I have always used the oils for topical pain relief, indigestion and stress-relief. What I didn’t know is there are many other ways to u...

Gardening Safely to Avoid Fractures

Summer is here and many of you are probably knee deep in your gardening project. This is also a great time to enjoy the sunshine and to play in the dirt absorbing the sunshine, filled with vitamin D for strong bones. Whether your idea of a gorgeous g...

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 ...

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...

Hearing Loss and Osteoporosis: Is there a Link?

There are many medical disorders that are secondary to bone loss and therefore have a hand in causing this to happen. Medications can also cause bone loss, so it’s important to know if either medications or medical disorders are responsible for your ...

Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Interview With The Parathyroid Peeps Part 2

This is Part 2 with the Parathyroid Peeps, on primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT), and its effect on bone loss. See what you missed in Part 1 on the what, why, causes and bone loss related to pHPT We once again welcome Barbara Creamer, Joyce Arnon and ...

Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Interview With The Parathyroid Peeps Part 1

Help me welcome Barbara Creamer, Joyce Arnon and Sophie Freedman, also known as, the Parathyroid Peeps. Primary hyperparathyroidism is a secondary cause for bone loss, so the ladies are helping to raise awareness and understanding of this little-know...