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Fear of Falling and Osteoporosis

Fear of Falling and Osteoporosis

Fear of Falling and Osteoporosis Falling is a serious fear for many people with osteoporosis. Falls can result in painful fractures, long periods of recovery, and even permanent disability. “I constantly fear falling,” a MyOsteoTeam member wrote....
Posted 04/12/2019
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'Bone Cement': A Non-Surgical Option for Painful Joints?

'Bone Cement': A Non-Surgical Option for Painful Joints?

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting a calcium-based cement into the bones of some people with knee or hip pain could help them avoid joint replacement surgery, Ohio State University doctors...
Posted 02/22/2019
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Bone Drug 'Holiday' May Raise Fracture Risk

Bone Drug 'Holiday' May Raise Fracture Risk

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis patients who take "holidays" from bisphosphonate drugs are at increased risk for fractures, a new study finds.A six-year follow-up of patients who took a...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Smog May Harm Your Bones, Too

Smog May Harm Your Bones, Too

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- 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...
Posted 12/07/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyOsteoTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with osteoporosis isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share what...
Posted 11/20/2018
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More Doubt Cast on Surgery for Spinal Compression Fractures

More Doubt Cast on Surgery for Spinal Compression Fractures

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, a widely used form of spinal surgery was no more effective than placebo in treating spinal fracture pain for people with osteoporosis.Researchers and...
Posted 11/09/2018
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Treatment Side Effects and Osteoporosis

Treatment Side Effects and Osteoporosis

Life with osteoporosis can mean managing the side effects of osteo medications. Learning to manage the side effects of medicines that effectively control your osteo becomes an important coping strategy.On MyOsteoTeam, the social network and online...
Posted 11/07/2018
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Vitamin D Supplements Won't Build Bone Health in Older Adults: Study

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Build Bone Health in Older Adults: Study

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements have long been touted as a way to improve bone health and possibly ward off the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis in older adults.But a new...
Posted 10/26/2018
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Solving the Mystery of Pain in Osteoporosis

Solving the Mystery of Pain in Osteoporosis

Many people with osteoporosis are told by their doctors that the condition does not cause pain. It is true that osteoporosis does not directly cause pain as the bones become thinner. However, painful fractures, the compression of nerves, and...
Posted 10/10/2018
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Managing Pain and Osteoporosis

Managing Pain and Osteoporosis

"I get dreadful neck pain going up into the back of my skull also awful muscle spasms in the trapezius muscles also migraines that have become almost daily. Anyone else gets these symptoms?" -A member of MyOsteoTeamOn MyOsteoTeam, the social...
Posted 09/28/2018
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