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Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

What is osteoporosis? Think of it this way: Healthy bones are in a state of continuous breakdown and rebuilding. This process, called remodeling, is performed by specialized cells called osteoclasts, which resorb (break down) old bone, and osteoblasts, which form new bone.
In young adults, remodeling happens in a balanced fashion

What’s Causing Your Upper Back Pain?

What’s Causing Your Upper Back Pain?

As a rule, upper back pain is unusual, since the upper back is structurally stronger than the lower back and also isn’t as mobile, due to being connected to the rib cage. This lack of motion affords it some protection against the bending-twisting types of injury you might sustain in

2014 Index

BONES & JOINTS
The Best Treatment Options for Your Painful Knees (Mar., 4)
Ensure the Best Outcome After Joint Replacement Surgery (Jan., 1)
Knee Replacement Surgery: When Should You Consider It? (Dec., 3)

CANCER
Aggressive Treatment May Not Be Best for Older, Sicker Prostate Cancer Patients (July, 7)
New Technique for Detecting Skin Cancer Improves Survival

2016 Index

BONES/JOINTS/PAIN

Lower your risk of falls and fractures (Jan., 3)

Rheumatoid arthritis: Ease pain and slow joint damage (Feb., 3)

Chronic fatigue syndrome can be identified and treated (Feb., 6)

Shingles: More common in women, but few have gotten the vaccine (June, 6)

Chronic lower back pain (July, 6)

3 foot conditions that can break your

What’s Causing Your Middle Back Pain?

What’s Causing Your Middle Back Pain?

Like the upper back, the mid-back region is very stable, and this stability gives it some protection from injury. But the same underlying conditions and circumstances that can result in upper back pain also can result in middle back pain. These include:

Poor posture: This is a major risk factor

Guidelines for Osteoporosis Medications Call for a ‘Drug Holiday’

Bisphosphonate drugs are medications designed to treat osteoporosis by increasing bone density. The first bisphosphonate was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1995. However, ongoing safety reviews have revealed concerns about effects from long-term bisphosphonate use, which have been linked with a small (less than one percent)

Frontline: Osteopororsis; Cervical Cancer; Phone Counseling for Insomnia

Osteoporosis is Undertreated in Fracture Patients
Many patients who suffer a hip fracture are not told they have osteoporosis, nor are they offered treatment for the condition, according to research presented at the American Geriatrics Society’s 2016 annual meeting. Researchers gathered information from patients who had been hospitalized for a hip

Frontline: Cervical Cancer; Osteoporosis; Menopause

Two tests better than one for cervical cancer detection
Researchers have discovered that examining results from two screening tests for gynecological cancer—the Pap test and the high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) test—significantly improved the detection of cervical cancer and pre-cancerous lesions among more than 1,600 women. The researchers found that, on its

Being Underweight is Risky Business

While headlines often sound the alarm on the dangers of being overweight, less attention is given to the two percent of U.S. adults who are underweight. Their ranks may be smaller, but the health risks that affect many people who are underweight—a body mass index (BMI) below 18.5—are significant.
Health Risks

Bone Density Testing: All You Need to Know

Prior to menopause, the hormone estrogen helps women maintain their bone density. However, after the onset of menopause, estrogen levels drop and bone loss increases, placing women at risk for osteoporosis and fractures. Bone mineral density (BMD) testing can keep track of bone loss, but which risk factors should guide

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