Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What's the right age to test for osteoporosis?

(HealthDay)—Osteoporosis is a threat to many women, especially after menopause. But the lead up to weak, brittle bones can start much earlier in life.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Osteoporosis-treated adults have elevated risk of mortality

(HealthDay)—Women and men below age 70 who are treated for osteoporosis have an excess mortality risk, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Review highlights ways to prevent and manage jaw bone disease

A review of more than a decade's worth of research on osteonecrosis of the jaw—when the bone in the jaw is exposed and begins to starve from a lack of blood—points to an increased risk for patients taking certain drugs ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Osteoporosis drugs work, but review finds no clear winner

(HealthDay)—Many osteoporosis drugs cut women's risk of suffering a bone fracture, though it's not clear whether any one medication works better than others, a new research review finds.

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