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Pam Flores

Pam wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Osteoporosis.

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Osteoporosis Causes Part I: What Low T-Scores Might Mean

Are you taking an osteoporosis medication and seeing very little improvement? If so, this is very frustrating because we do all we’re suppose to and then when we have our next DXA, and the numbers are the same, worse, or show a tiny improvement becau...

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Osteoporosis Causes Part II: Meds That Lead to Bone Loss

Many of the medications that cause osteoporosis are the kind that are considered maintenance medications; meaning you need to take this to treat another more serious medical disorder.

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These Drugs Interfere with Vitamin D Absorption

In our previous posts on vitamin D we’ve discussed how to get your serum D level checked, how much D you need to include in your diet - either through supplement, foods or sun - how much sun you need to get to produce a substantial amount of D and ma...

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Warning! These Meds Block the Absorption of Calcium

It’s so important to get the proper amount of calcium to fight bone loss and other medical disorders; so make sure you are checking what you eat to be sure you aren’t consuming something that hinders calcium’s affect. Do you know what medications or ...

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What to Know About 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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Top 4 Low-Impact 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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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 ...