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Bone-Building Meds Battle Osteoporosis

As the population ages, osteoporosis is a growing problem in both women and men. Loss of bone mineral density (BMD) increases the risk of fractures, which can lead to disability, pain, and reduced quality of life. Hip fractures are particularly dangerous. They’re linked to a higher risk of death, particularly

2. Diagnosing Joint Pain

There are more than 100 types of arthritis, so when it comes to diagnosis the first challenge is to determine the cause of the inflammation. The second challenge is to evaluate the extent of tissue involvement and level of disease. For example, is there an acute and self-limiting inflammation of

Avoid the Discomfort of Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic ulcer disease affects about 6 million Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC data also shows that older adults are at greater risk for hospitalization due to peptic ulcer disease.
“Older adults are at particular risk for peptic ulcers and their complications because

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

Ask the Doctor: Magnesium; Anxiety Disorders; Biologic Drugs

Q. I’ve heard that the average American senior is dangerously low in magnesium. What makes this mineral so important?

A. Magnesium is about as critical as a nutrient can be, with roles played in hundreds of chemical processes in the body. It serves in nerve, muscle, and

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