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Health Tip: Help Prevent Osteoporosis
-- More than 10 million Americans, mostly women, have osteoporosis, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says. The disease causes softening of the bones, making them more prone to fracture. The risk of osteoporosis rises as a person ages. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent Osteoporosis
Title: Health Tip: Help Prevent OsteoporosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - November 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Manage the menopause naturally without HRT
This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brusse...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susie Kearley Tags: Alternatives to HRT healthy diet menopause Source Type: news

Epidemiology of bone fracture in female trauma patients based on risks of osteoporosis assessed using the Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool for Asians Score - Rau CS, Wu SC, Kuo PJ, Chen YC, Chien PC, Hsieh HY, Hsieh CH.
In this study, we ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Combined therapy more successful treatment for osteoporosis
According to data, presented at the American College of Rheumatology 2017 Annual Meeting, combined therapy with romosozumab and alendronate is more successful for treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Screening for geriatric syndromes: falls, urinary/fecal incontinence, and osteoporosis - Smith EM, Shah AA.
The geriatric syndromes of falls, incontinence, and osteoporosis are concerns in older adults because of their potential impact on quality of life. Asking about history of falls or a fear of falling should prompt a multifactorial assessment of fall risk an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Romosozumab and Alendronate Curb Fracture in Osteoporosis Romosozumab and Alendronate Curb Fracture in Osteoporosis
A sequential regimen of romosozumab followed by alendronate is more effective than alendronate alone for increasing bone mass in women with osteoporosis, results from the ARCH trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Teriparatide Bests Risedronate for Fracture Prevention in Severe Osteoporosis
Daily subcutaneous teriparatide prevents fractures more effectively than weekly oral risedronate, finds an international, industry-conducted study in the Lancet. Over 1300 postmenopausal women with... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Air Pollution Can Do To Your Bones And Osteoporosis
You may have bones to pick with air pollution, according to a pair of studies published in The Lancet Planetary Health. Not doing something about the increasing air pollution throughout the world may be literally quite spineless. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

USPSTF: Screen All Women 65 and Older for Osteoporosis
On Nov. 7, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening individuals for osteoporosis to prevent fractures. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Traffic pollution increases osteoporosis risk
Even modest exposure to airborne particles from vehicle emissions is linked to lower bone density, according to a study published in theLancet.Telegraph  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Smog May Harm Your Bones, Too
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Air Pollution, Osteoporosis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fumes from diesel cars are linked to brittle bones
A major study by Columbia University in New York of more than 9.2million people found even small increases in air pollution led to an increase in osteoporosis and bone fractures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution exposure linked to brittle bone disease
Air pollution could cause osteoporosis, according to new research from Columbia University. The study found that areas with high levels of pollution saw more people hospitalized for fractures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smog May Harm Your Bones, Too
THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 -- Exposure to air pollution can increase the risk for osteoporosis and broken bones in older adults, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on 9.2 million Medicare enrollees in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic area... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

USPSTF to review osteoporosis screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is seeking comment on a draft...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF to take another look at AAA screening USPSTF discourages thyroid cancer screening USPSTF seeks comment on pancreatic cancer guidance USPSTF: Why do more black women die from breast cancer? Ex-USPSTF heads say guidelines shouldn't guide payments (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

USPSTF Again Recommends Osteoporosis Screening in Draft Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, in a draft statement, is again recommending that all women aged 65 and up be screened for osteoporosis with... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New USPSTF Draft Recommendations for Osteoporosis Screening New USPSTF Draft Recommendations for Osteoporosis Screening
The draft guidelines are consistent with previous recommendations, suggesting screening for women over age 65 but only at-risk women under 65. They still do not recommend screening in men.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Examining the effect of medication adherence on risk of subsequent fracture among women with a fragility fracture in the U.S. Medicare population - Keshishian A, Boytsov N, Burge R, Krohn K, Lombard L, Zhang X, Xie L, Baser O.
BACKGROUND: In the United States, osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million people, of whom 80% are women, and it contributes a significant clinical burden to the community. Poor adherence to osteoporosis medications adds to the overall burden of illne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Implementation of a fall screening program in a high risk of fracture population - Ritchey K, Olney A, Shofer J, Phelan EA, Matsumoto AM.
Fall prevention is an important way to prevent fractures in person with osteoporosis. We developed and implemented a fall screening program in the context of routine osteoporosis care. This program was found to be feasible and showed that a significant pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Effective Ways To Boost Bone Health Among Seniors
Osteoporosis is commonly associated with women, and indeed, this bone loss condition does affect some 200 million women around the world every year. But almost 40 percent of these victims are men, and male osteoporosis diagnosis are expected to climb a stunning 310 percent by 2050. So, over the next several decades, bone health among all their patients over 60 will become an increasingly large priority for most orthopedic professionals. There are a number of ways to enhance bone health for this age group, and nearly all of them simply involve educating the patient as to their availability and empowering the patient to tak...
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Viewpoints News Source Type: news

LeBoff Receives BWPO James S. Winshall Leadership Award
Meryl LeBoff, MD, founding director of the Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis Center and Bone Density Unit in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, was selected as the recipient of the Brigham and Women ’s Physician’s Organization (B (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 1, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Underweight Women at Risk of Early Menopause
Early menopause is associated with several health conditions, including osteoporosis, depression, dementia, heart disease and early death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Menopause Obesity Women and Girls Birth Control and Family Planning Weight Source Type: news

IOF study reveals low dietary calcium intake in Asia and Latin America
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) A new study led by an International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) research committee has found that daily average calcium intake among adults varies widely around the world. Critically low intake was found in certain Asian, African and Latin American countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Housecall: Tips on cooking for 1 or 2
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Healthy cooking for singles or couples? Do you make time for healthy meals when you're cooking for yourself? Or do you settle for leftovers and frozen dinners??With a little planning, you can enjoy healthy, delicious meals. Try experimenting with these tips on cooking for one or two. How osteoporosis is diagnosed [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Warrants Long-term Treatment Osteoporosis Warrants Long-term Treatment
Although bisphosphonate holidays can be part of the long-term management of osteoporosis, the concept does not transfer to all other drugs, an expert suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for bones: Take THESE nutrients to prevent osteoporosis
BEST supplements for strong bones include vitamin D, calcium and magnesium, and the nutrients can help prevent osteoporosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New IOF Compendium documents osteoporosis, its management and global burden
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) On the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has issued the first edition of a comprehensive and scientifically referenced report on osteoporosis. The 'IOF Compendium of Osteoporosis' will be available in five languages, is to be periodically updated, and is intended as an authoritative reference document for all key stakeholders in the field of musculoskeletal health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Calcium Essential to Limit Osteoporosis but Avoid Excess, Say Europeans Calcium Essential to Limit Osteoporosis but Avoid Excess, Say Europeans
Calcium levels of 700-1200 mg/day are recommended in postmenopausal women, but excessive doses could be harmful, highlights a new clinical guide from the European Menopause and Andropause Society.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Warrants Long-term Treatment Osteoporosis Warrants Long-term Treatment
Although bisphosphonate holidays can be part of the long-term management of osteoporosis, the concept does not transfer to all other drugs, an expert suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Intensive resistance training safe, effective for women with osteoporosis
(Reuters Health) - High-intensity resistance and impact training (HiRIT) may improve bone and muscle strength in select postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, according to a small study in Australia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Missed Vertebral Fracture; Lost Chance to Treat Osteoporosis Missed Vertebral Fracture; Lost Chance to Treat Osteoporosis
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Scripps Florida scientists unveil 'roadmap' to aid osteoporosis treatment development
(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a molecular model that may provide a new framework for improving the design of osteoporosis treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Finding the right osteoporosis medication
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: The bisphosphonate drugs I take for osteoporosis aren?t working in my case. My doctor has suggested a few alternatives. Any thoughts on what might be best? ANSWER: Oral bisphosphonate drugs ? including alendronate (Fosamax), risedronate (Actonel and Atelvia) and ibandronate (Boniva) ? are the most commonly prescribed osteoporosis drugs. Bisphosphonates are less [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Calcium in the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis: EMAS Clinical Guide
(Elsevier) Osteoporosis is common and affects 1 in 3 women. Calcium is vital for strong healthy bones and worldwide scientific societies have issued guidance about the daily requirements from childhood to old age. The European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) has issued a new clinical guide with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of calcium in lowering the risk of osteoporosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Confusion about long-term treatment of osteoporosis clarified
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Osteoporosis is a common disorder among postmenopausal women which results in an increased risk of fractures. While several therapies improve bone strength and reduce the risk of spine and hip fracture, there is no cure for osteoporosis, and long-term treatment is needed. An upcoming presentation at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia Oct. 11-14 is scheduled to present new evidence about the long-term effectiveness and safety of treatment with bisphosphonates and denosumab. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Accepts Supplemental Biologics License Application For Prolia ® (Denosumab) In Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis
Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis is the Most Common Form of Secondary Osteoporosis THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Prolia® (denosumab) for the treatment of patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP). The sBLA, which was submitted on July 28, 2017, is based on a Phase 3 study evaluating Prolia compared with risedronate in patients receiving glucocorticoid treatment. The FDA has set a Prescription Drug User Fee Act ...
Source: Amgen News Release - October 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New techniques may help scientists understand and manipulate bone remodeling
(University of Akron) Individuals with osteoporosis, and diseases like it, have access to a number of treatments but no permanent solution. However, that may soon change thanks to a University of Akron researcher awarded an NSF grant to study how cells communicate to regrow bone tissue. If the project is successful, this platform could be used to test the safety and efficacy of medications meant to halt bone loss, such as drugs for osteoporosis and bone metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This weekend
Americans love to celebrate weekends at the beach or by the pool. If that’s your plan, I hope your day includes a dose of sunshine. However, I have an important message before you cover yourself in sunscreen. Don’t do it! If you’re shaking your head in disbelief, I get it… What I just said goes against everything you’ve heard for the last 40 years or so from doctors, dermatologists and the mainstream media. But I’ve been telling my patients for decades that covering themselves in commercial sunscreen is bad advice.   In fact, since the start of the media campaign to push sunscr...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Korean Society for Bone and Mineral Research Task Force report: perspectives on intermittent high-dose vitamin D supplementation - Choi HS, Min YK, Byun DW, Hahn MH, Kim KM, Kim BJ, Oh KW.
An adequate supply of vitamin D is considered necessary for osteoporosis management and fracture prevention. Intermittent high-dose vitamin D supplementation is an effective and convenient way to achieve and maintain sufficient vitamin D status. However, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

High-Intensity Weight Training Is Safe and Effective in Osteoporosis High-Intensity Weight Training Is Safe and Effective in Osteoporosis
A high-intensity resistance training intervention shows safety and significant bone improvements in postmenopausal women with low bone mass and justifies a"quantum change" in attitudes, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Why Paying for Nutrition Saves Money on Health Care
The foods we eat play a central role in our health. The epidemics of our time—obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes—are intimately tied to unhealthy patterns of eating. But eating healthy is also expensive, making it particularly challenging for the 12% of US households who have to worry whether they can afford enough food each month. For the 41 million Americans living in these households, a common coping strategy is to purchase cheaper, less healthy foods in an effort to make their food budgets last longer. Over time, however, these unhealthy dietary patterns can have a significant impact on a person’...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hilary K. Seligman, Seth A. Berkowitz and Sanjay Basu Tags: Uncategorized diet Diet/Nutrition food insecurity Food stamps Health Care health care costs Healthy Eating SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Source Type: news

The impact of closed versus open kinetic chain exercises on osteoporotic femur neck and risk of fall in postmenopausal women - Thabet AAE, Alshehri MA, Helal OF, Refaat B.
This study aimed to investigate how closed and open kinetic chain exercises differed in their impact on bone mineral density (BMD) and fall risk in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. [Subjects and Methods] The research sample consisted of 40... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Osteoporosis: Biology behind age-related bone loss revealed
A new study reveals that the protein Cbf-beta switches progenitor cells from creating bone-producing cells to creating fat cells in bone marrow instead. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Vertebral Fractures Frequently Underreported by Radiologists Vertebral Fractures Frequently Underreported by Radiologists
Vertebral fractures are largely underreported by radiologists, missing an opportunity for patients to be treated for osteoporosis and prevent further fracture.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

OSTEOPOROSIS: How weak bones could leave you inches shorter
WHEN Christine Howis broke her arm at the age of 51, she thought it was no more than an accident – even though she eventually needed a bone graft when it failed to heal properly. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Underlying mechanism leading to age-associated osteoporosis identified
According to research, published inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, protein, Cbf-beta, plays a critical role in maintaining the bone-producing cells and its levels reduce with age.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Beauty expert Liz Earle on assisting a campaign with the National Osteoporosis Society
BEAUTYexpert Liz Earle and her daughter Lily are on a mission to teach young women how to care for their bones. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers describe mechanism that underlies age-associated bone loss
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) A major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis -- the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. Researchers have now detailed an underlying mechanism leading to that osteoporosis. When this mechanism malfunctions, progenitor cells stop creating bone-producing cells, and instead create fat cells. Knowledge of this mechanism can provide targets in the search for novel bone-loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Undetected fractures linked to back pain in older men
(Reuters Health) - About three in five older men with tiny spinal fractures related to osteoporosis reported new or worsening back pain in a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news