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Rethinking Osteoporosis

Most patients and physicians alike think of osteoporosis as a disease of older women. But one OB/GYN, Adelaide Nardone, MD, FACOG, says we should rethink this. Osteoporosis is a disease of all women, incubating in even our youngest patients.



This is the latest sortie in the war between over- and under-treatment of osteoporosis.

New study results shed light on questions about the effect of combining drugs to treat osteoporosis and what happens after a switch from one drug to another.

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For key facts and figures about musculoskeletal disorders, perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care, see the pages that follow.


(CCR 2015) A number of new osteoporosis treatments are on the near horizon, drawing on a new understanding of bone biology, as described by a speaker at the Clinical Congress of Rheumatology.

A new study suggests the importance of evaluating the vitamin D3 status and screening for comorbid conditions in patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.

A slideshow about current strategies for managing osteoporosis.

Bisphosphonates, teriparatide, vitamin D, calcium, raloxifene, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty: here’s the latest on osteoporosis.

Three eminent rheumatologists have posted their comprehensive textbook of rheumatology online, open-access and free. They are calling it Rheumaknowledgy.


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