Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Keeping your bones strong at every age

Falling may be painful, especially if the landing is less than graceful. Even a few steps out the front door can carry with them the risk of falling.

Health

Vitamin D supplements improve markers of bone turnover in CKD

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cholecalciferol supplementation can correct vitamin D deficiency and improve markers of bone turnover, according to a study published online Oct. 17 in the Journal ...

Surgery

Sooner on your feet after hip fracture

An already available drug can help patients get back on their feet more rapidly after a hip fracture, according to an international study published in the Journal of Bone Joint Surgery. The results suggest that treatment ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic PPI exposure tied to hyperparathyroidism in elderly

(HealthDay)—Chronic proton pump inhibitor (PPI) exposure is associated with mild hyperparathyroidism in elderly adults, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug may help prevent bone fractures in patients on dialysis

A drug that mimics calcium and lowers parathyroid levels may help prevent bone fractures in patients with kidney failure who are on dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American ...

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