Bones & Joints

Osteoporosis is Also a Risk for Men

· · Bones & Joints
Although it is significantly more common in older women, the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis also affects older men. Women precipitously lose bone after menopause. Bone loss continues at a slower rate for both women and men after age 65. While routine bone density screening is recommended for women age 65 and older, … Read More

Frontline: Prolla & Jaw Problems; Knee & Hip Replacements; Singles Risk for Cancer Patients

· · Bones & Joints
Women Taking Prolia Rarely Have Jaw Problems When deciding whether or not to take osteoporosis drugs, many women voice concerns about the possible side effect of jawbone deterioration (called osteonecrosis of the jaw, or ONJ). This side effect has been reported in patients taking bisphosphonate drugs, which include alendronate (Fosamax), zoledronic … Read More

Exercise Can Ease the Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis

· · Bones & Joints
An estimated 14 million people in the U.S. have knee osteoarthritis, and, among adults age 45 and older, a higher percentage of women than men are diagnosed with the condition, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Knee osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage has worn away on the ends of the two bones … Read More

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