Tag Archives: osteoporosis

Building Better Bones

Building Better Bones

I’ve been taking the osteoporosis drug Actonel for five years. It has helped my hips and spine, but a dental report suggests that it is harming my jawbone. Are alternative drug treatments available? My doctor suggests I see an endocrinologist. Phyllis Kentucky It is good advice to discuss your treatment options with an endocrinologist—who specializes […] ... More
Strategies for Bone Health

Strategies for Bone Health

I have osteoporosis. I eat broccoli, kale, and other calcium-rich foods. I also take calcium and magnesium supplements and pursue an active lifestyle. Current drug therapies don’t work for me. How does strontium citrate help build bones? ... More

Novel Therapy for Back Pain

Osteoporosis may gradually weaken a healthy spine, setting the stage for the potentially debilitating fractures. Until a cure is found, an experimental treatment advance may prove to be the next best thing. ... More
Osteoporosis: New Science, New Therapies

Osteoporosis: New Science, New Therapies

A decade of discovery about how osteoporosis occurs may soon lead to novel ways to treat and prevent the bone-robbing condition that affects roughly one in two women over the age of 50. During the 1990s, scientists in Amgen’s genomic drug discovery program identified a previously unexplored protein found throughout the body’s skeleton. Further research […] ... More