osteoporosis

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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Minivelle® Available by Prescription Nationwide for Prevention of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the new 0.025 mg/day dosage strength for Minivelle® (estradiol transdermal system) is now available by prescription nationwide for only the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis. The FDA initially approved Minivelle in October 2012 to treat moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) due to menopause, commonly known as hot flashes. In September 2014, …

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Life Satisfaction May Affect Bone Density in Postmenopausal Women

Life Satisfaction May Affect Bone Density in Postmenopausal Women New research shows that women aged 60 – 70 who experience more life satisfaction have a higher bone density and lower rates of osteoporosis than women who are not satisfied with their lives. The 10-year study demonstrates that those women who had the least life satisfaction …

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