Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New oral compound may help prevent and treat osteoporosis

Parathyroid hormone can stimulate bone formation, and analogs of the hormone are often prescribed to patients with osteoporosis; however, these medications are only effective when administered by daily injection.

Surgery

Tendon tissue plus parathyroid hormone reproduces a normal meniscus

The knee meniscus is an important tissue that protects the joint; if the meniscus is damaged—by sports injury or aging—it often does not heal on its own. There are two surgical methods for treating a torn meniscus: repair ...

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.

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