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Menopause Mondays: Vitamin D and Calcium Controversy

There’s a controversy brewing over your bones. In 2013,  the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that postmenopausal women refrain from taking supplemental calcium and vitamin D, saying little evidence exists that these supplements prevent fractures in healthy women. “There is a tremendous amount of confusion among not only you, but your health care …

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Menopausal Women Two Times More Likely To Suffer Hip Fractures Later In Life

Menopausal Women Two Times More Likely To Suffer Hip Fractures Later In Life The Washington Post recently reported on new research coming from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine shows that menopausal women who suffer with hot flashes are almost two times more likely to suffer hip fractures later in life. The research published …

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Medication for Osteoporosis May Slow Down Metastasized Breast Cancer in the Bone in Postmenopausal Women

Medication for Osteoporosis May Slow Down Metastasized Breast Cancer in the Bone in Postmenopausal Women A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that bisphosphonate, the medication used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, may also slow down the development of breast cancer that metastasizes to the bone. This is one …

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‘The Big O’ Ain’t What It Used To Be – Osteoporosis 101

In our younger days, “the big O” brought to mind mood music, our favorite lover, and moans of ecstasy. These days, for those in menopause and postmenopause, “the big O” might evoke thoughts of mood swings, our favorite munchies and moans of “Oh no!” For many postmenopausal women, the new “big O” is osteopenia or …

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