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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.

By Diane Domina
Good bone density and osteoporosis bone

12 Osteoporosis Terms You Should Know

Recently diagnosed with osteoporosis? Here’s a guide to some common terms you should understand.

By Lara DeSanto
Exercise class for seniors

Osteoporosis-Friendly Exercises to Try

Exercise can help you maintain and build bone strength when you’re living with osteoporosis. Here’s how to build a safe routine that works for you.

By Lara DeSanto
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10 Ways to Lower Bone Fracture Risk

Many fractures in older people are related to osteoporosis. Here are some simple things you can do to reduce your risk.

By PJ Hamel
Treating Shoulder Pain with Needle Aspiration

Treating Shoulder Pain with Needle Aspiration

Three-quarters of patients in a recent study found relief from calcific tendonitis of the rotater cuff with needle aspiration treatment.

By Jane Langille
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.

By Jane Langille
Doctors looking at X-rays of a patient's spine.

Minimally Invasive Surgery For Back Pain

To treat back pain, many medical centers promote minimally invasive back surgery as an alternative to traditional surgery. But is it really better?

By Peter Jaret
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.

By Peter Jaret
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How to Treat a Hip Fracture

Here’s what you need to know about your treatment options following a hip fracture.

By HealthAfter50
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.

By HealthAfter50