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Incorporating the Bone Health Life Chart into your Practice

In this article, Dr. Ralph Bovard explores osteopenia and osteoporosis. He also presents a case for creating a BMD Life Chart to track bone mineral density over a patient's lifetime. (Osteoporosis ©BeatePanosch/Shutterstock.com)

Osteoporosis

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Elderly women are at higher risk of acquiring a fragility fracture than men, yet men are more likely to die from their injuries, researchers reported at AAOS 2017 this week.

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A new study finds that vitamin D supplementation is associated with lower rates of acute respiratory tract infections, especially in people who are vitamin D deficient.

Ralph Bovard, M.D.

In this article, Dr. Ralph Bovard explores osteopenia and osteoporosis. He also presents a case for creating a BMD Life Chart to track bone mineral density over a patient's lifetime.

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The elderly can build lower limb bone strength with habitual weight-bearing exercises, not medium or low impact exercise, research shows.

The expanded National Bone Health Alliance definition of osteoporosis may better identify those at elevated fracture risk.

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Women with osteoporosis may not know they have osteoporosis until their first fracture. In this slideshow, we outline a few reminders for physicians when evaluating patients for osteoporosis.

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Fractures due to osteoporosis are more common than the combination of stroke, myocardial infarction and breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

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