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Pros and Cons of Calcium Supplements 9/15/2015

Supplementation may help prevent fractures, but can also harm those with preexisting conditions.

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Coexistent Mental Health Disorders in Diabetic Patients

Diabetic patients may be particularly vulnerable to developing mental health disorders because diabetes is considered one of the most psychologically and behaviorally demanding chronic medical conditions.

Managing Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Traumatic Brain Injury

Patients should be monitored for increased intracranial pressure and seizure occurrence.

Self-Care Options for Insomnia

Nonprescription sleep aids should not be used on a long-term basis.

Advances in the Pharmacotherapy of Hereditary Angioedema

New therapies prevent and reduce the duration and severity of swelling episodes.

Vitamin D Recommendations May Be Too Low 4/16/2015

Drug Holidays for Bisphosphonates Reevaluated 2/19/2014

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Joint Arthroplasty 11/20/2012

Primary joint replacement, or arthroplasty, is commonly performed to relieve disabling joint pain in patients experiencing various arthropathies.

Oral Treatment Options for Chronic Osteomyelitis 11/20/2012

Chronic osteomyelitis, a complicated infection of bones and joints, usually occurs in adults and produces symptoms after several weeks.

Bone Health in Adults 10/19/2012

The surgeon general’s report states that, by 2020, half of all Americans aged ≥50 years will have weak bones unless they change their diet and lifestyle.

Focus on the Foot: Changes With Age and Disease 10/19/2012

Age-related changes of the foot and manifestations of systemic disease cause problems including pain, infection, and reduced range of motion.

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Stress Fracture 10/19/2012

Stress fractures are most common in the weight-bearing bones of the lower leg and foot, although they can occur elsewhere.

Treatment of Paget’s Disease of Bone 10/19/2012

Paget’s disease of bone, also known as osteitis deformans, is a localized disorder of the skeletal system that is characterized by increased bone turnover.

Modifying Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation Intake in Women at Risk of Osteoporosis 9/19/2012

The primary objective of this study was to identify women not taking the recommended amount of supplements.

Low-Dose Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Fractures in Healthy Women 7/18/2012

Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Thigh Fractures 6/20/2012

Total Hip Arthroplasty: Presurgical and Postsurgical Drug Therapies 11/16/2011

Each year, hip fractures contribute to more than 225,000 hospitalizations in Medicare recipients, and this number is expected to double by the year 2040.

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Bone Spur 10/19/2011

Osteophytes that develop on the heel of the foot (heel spurs) are particularly common.

Hip Fractures From Falls 10/19/2011

Many experts predict an epidemic of hip fractures as the population ages, and the CDC estimates that the number could reach 650,000 annually (1,800/day) by 2050.

Maintenance Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis 10/19/2011

A multidisciplinary approach is essential, with a focus on the entire body rather than just the affected joint. 

Tendinitis: A Misnomer? 10/19/2011

Common causes of tendon pain rarely have an inflammatory component. 

Possible Risk of Thigh Bone Fracture With Bisphosphonates 12/17/2010

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Knee Replacement Surgery 6/18/2009

Surgery to repair an injured or diseased knee joint is known as total knee replacement or total knee arthroplasty.

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Osteoporosis: A Preventable Part of Aging 6/18/2009

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that affects both men and women.

Osteomalacia: Vitamin D Deficiency and Bone Pain 3/18/2009

Osteomalacia is less common than osteoporosis, can be insidious, and may present comorbidly with osteoporosis.

Wrist and Thumb Pain in Seniors 1/26/2009

Differentiation can be made between tenosynovitis, osteoarthritis at the thumb joint, or the presence of both disorders.

Calcium Supplements for Osteoporosis 9/18/2008

With the aging of the baby boomers, osteoporosis is looming as a major national epidemic.

Male Osteoporosis 8/20/2007

Osteoporosis, known as the silent disease , can occur in all patients once their bones become thin and weak.

Arthritis: Leading Caof Disability 5/18/2007

Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions are among the most common chronic diseases and represent the leading cause of disability among adults.