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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

Could This Osteoporosis Drug Help Prevent Hair Loss?

A medication for osteoporosis (thinning bones), certain autoimmune diseases, and suppression of transplant rejection could reduce hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) in both men and women, according to a new study.

By Diane Domina

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

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

Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Low testosterone in men—or “low T”—can be caused by certain medical conditions or medications. But findings from several recent studies may cause doctors to be cautious about who should be treated.

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