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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.

By Jane Langille

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.

By Peter Jaret

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.

By HealthAfter50

Scared to Take Osteoporosis Drugs?

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

By HealthAfter50

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.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By Melissa Caravella

Before Using Pain Relief Cream, Check This

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

By HealthAfter50

Risks and Benefits of 5 Osteoporosis Medications

Medications approved for treating osteoporosis fall into the following general categories: bisphosphonates, selective estrogen receptor modulators, hormone and hormone-like preparations, monoclonal antibodies and anabolic agents.

By HealthAfter50