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Are You Suffering from Jaw Pain?

Are You Suffering from Jaw Pain?

Because your jaw is one of the joints you use most often, dealing with jaw pain can be difficult—it can affect your ability to talk and eat. Often, jaw pain is related to problems with your teeth resulting from an oral health issue or from a habit like teeth-grinding.

But jaw

The Most Effective Drugs for Osteoporosis

In the past two decades, several medications have received FDA approval for the treatment and/or prevention of osteoporosis. With so many choices, which ones are the most effective, and what do we know now about these drugs that we didn’t know 20 years ago?

“We know that using bisphosphonates in the

New Therapy for Bone Health

With up to 54 million Americans suffering from low bone density or osteoporosis, development of a new drug to combat the condition is timely. The new therapy, a dietary supplement that is a special blend of collagen and calcium, called KoACT®, in clinical trials was found superior to calcium and

Bisphosphonate Therapy for Osteoporosis: New Guidelines

Bisphosphonates (BP) were initially developed in the 1960s, but their use in arresting bone loss began in the 1990s. They are the most commonly used medication for osteoporosis—in the U.S. alone, osteoporosis results in 1.5 million fractures per year. Alendronate (Fosamax) was the first BP drug commercially available to treat

Help Your Bones, Hurt Your Jaw?

Your bones are your body’s framework—and for many, the bone-building drugs bisphosphonates ensure a sound foundation against the impact of osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates, including the oral drugs alendronate (Fosamax®), risedronate (Actonel®) and ibandronate (Boniva®), and the intravenously (IV) administered zoledronic acid (Reclast®), have been shown to reduce the risk for fracture

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