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Osteoporosis

A Remarkable Lack of Good Bone Structure

This 80-year-old woman has been on prednisone for half her life. Not surprisingly, given what you see in this ordinary radiograph of her pelvis, she has presented with hip pain. What is the condition, and what should be done?

Osteoporosis

New data boosts confidence in drug therapies for osteoporosis, but more research in older adults is required.

A review article in the Medical Letter highlights appropriate use and limitations of bisphosphonates, denosumab, and other osteoporosis treatment, along with the associated costs.

Menopause will be unique for each woman, and a physician-patient partnership is a must if women want effective menopause management.

Osteoporosis isn't a disease of older women; it's a disease of all women, incubating in even our youngest patients.

Look no further: The North American Menopause Society has issued recommendations that offer the latest information for managing a woman's health through menopause.

A quiz in JAMA uses a case with discordant DXA results to discuss the options in assessment of hip fracture risk in osteoporosis, describing their advantages and drawbacks.

Bisphosphonates offer women no protection against breast cancer but do help prevent fractures related to osteoporosis.

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