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New Time-Released Osteoporosis Medication

The manufacturer of Risedronate (Actonel®), has just received FDA approval for a time-released version of their osteoporosis medication. This new form of Risedronate is called Atelvia.

After School and Weekend Snacks - High in Calcium - for Your Kids!

Well it won’t be long till our kids and grandchildren head off to school, and this should be an exciting time in our children’s life. One way to get them off to school on the right foot is to start with high calcium snacks. It’s imperative to get our ...

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Tests for Osteoporosis Diagnosis

You’ve just been diagnosed with osteoporosis and you aren’t sure what other tests to have besides the DXA. It’s a good idea to have blood and urine tests to check for mineral and vitamin metabolism problems, among others, and to check for secondary m...

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The Dangers of Too Much Calcium

Did you know that you can take too much calcium (Ca2+) which can cause serious medical disorders?

New Medicare DXA Reimbursement Rate!

Recently the United State Congress passed the Health Care Reform Bill that will provide relief for the recent cuts made to the reimbursement rates Medicare (CMS) will pay for DXA scans. If you’ve been following this _DXA story _, because you have Med...

Interview with Rachel: A Patient with Idiopathic Juvenile Osteoporosis

Today we will be interviewing a brilliant young lady, sixteen years old, with idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis (IJO). This story will chronicle Rachel’s incredible journey with early-onset osteoporosis with many fragility fractures. According to the ...

Interview With Dr. Catherine Gordon on Idiopathic Juvenile Osteoporosis

In Honor of Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month we’d like to talk about bone loss in children with Dr. Catherine Gordon. Dr. Gordon specializes in bone loss disorders of children and adolescents, and one of these disorders is idiopathic juven...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Osteoporosis

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month, so we’d like to discuss this disorder and its connection to osteoporosis. One in five people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and approximately 30-60% of those with IBS also have osteoporo...

New Clinical Trial Study of PTHrP and PTH (Forteo ®) to Treat Osteoporosis

The University of Pittsburg studies a naturally occurring hormone that stimulates bone growth with minimal or no side effects. This hormone is Parathyroid Hormone related-Protein (PTHrP). PTHrP is found in almost every tissue in the body and appears ...

New Information on Agave Fructans for the Treatment of Osteoporosis

Many of us take traditional osteoporosis medications, while others have great difficulty with them, leading many closer to natural treatments for this disorder. The agave plant, used to make tequila, is one plant of many that may have promising bone ...