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Doctor examining postmenopausal woman for osteoporosis.

Good News for Postmenopausal Bones: Benefits of Osteoporosis Meds Outweigh Risks

New practice guidelines issued by the Endocrine Society provide information about osteoporosis medication options and answer questions women may have.

Vitamin D Won't Ease Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis

Vitamin D Won't Ease Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis

Taking vitamin D supplements doesn’t decrease loss of cartilage or pain due to knee osteoarthritis.

A doctor examines X-rays of a patient's spine.

An Injection for Vertebral Fracture Relief?

In some patients, facet joint injections can be an effective first-line treatment for fractures in the vertebrae, eliminating the need for surgery.

Should You Take a 'Drug Holiday' from Bisphosphonates?

Should You Take a 'Drug Holiday' From Bisphosphonates?

In some cases, the risks of these osteoporosis medications indicate that stopping them for a while is a good idea.

Scared to Take Osteoporosis Drugs?

If you have osteoporosis, you may be tempted to skip bisphosphonates because you fear the side effects.

Blood Pressure Drug Good for the Bones

There’s good news if you take a thiazide to treat high blood pressure: It may boost your bone health.

Breast Cancer Treatment and Your Bones

Aromatase inhibitors, prescribed to reduce the chance of breast cancer recurring, can lead to bone loss—and, consequently, fractures and osteoporosis.

8 Ways to Prevent a Bone Fracture

Fragility fractures affect up to one-half of women and one-third of men over age 50, but there are steps you can take to help prevent them.

New Worries About Calcium Supplements

Getting more bone-building calcium by taking supplements seems like it should be a good thing. But some doctors aren’t so sure.

rubbing cream on elbow

Before Using Pain Relief Cream, Check This

Some over-the-counter pain relief cream used for joints and muscles can cause serious reactions.