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Should you prescribe Vitamin D to your patient to prevent fractures? If so, how much?

Nancy Lane, M.D.

Osteoporosis is undertreated with only half of patients who qualify for a diagnosis receiving treatment. There are particular considerations for patients with rheumatologic illness.

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Systemic bone loss can occur in psoriatic arthritis, but it doesn’t always show up using traditional scanning methods, new research finds.

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Evidence-based medicine and patient input needed in prescribing bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.

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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.

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