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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.

Essential Oils for Fracture Pain

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...

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Learn About The Different Types of Bone Loss for Osteoporosis Awareness Month

May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month and now is a chance to learn as much as you can about all types of bone loss and the age group each affects. Awareness months are dedicated to spreading knowledge about a particular medical disorder through educati...

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Newly Diagnosed With Osteoporosis?

This guide will help steer you in the right direction.

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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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 an...

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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 los...

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Does Weight Loss Cause Bone Loss?

Is dieting part of your New Year’s resolution? Maybe you received a new DVD for Christmas on yoga or Tai Chi or maybe you just want to walk or continue running daily since we need weight bearing exercise to keep our bones strong? Whatever the case, y...

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New Drug To Better Treat Osteoporosis

A new drug that selectively inhibits the resorbing enzyme during the remodeling phase that results in increased bone mineral density may soon be on the market.