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Boning Up on Bone Health

Effect of calcium supplements on risk of myocardial infarction and cardiovascular events

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Bisphosphonate Use and Risk of Atypical Fractures in Women

Bisphosphonate has become a very common treatment for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis to help prevent the risk of fractures. It is important however to realize that medicine as well as in life there is “no free lunch.” This is yet another study showing that medicines can have adverse impact as well as beneficial effects.

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Nitroglycerin and Bone Density

The number of osteoporotic fractures is increasing worldwide as the population is aging. The search for an inexpensive, easily available, effective and safe treatment is still ongoing. This study discusses a novel use of nitroglycerin that may provide yet another option for preventing osteoporotic fractures.

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PCOS and Cardiovascular Disease

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a disease that affects women from puberty until death. At what point in time in a woman’s life we need to begin worrying about cardiovascular disease is unclear; however, those women who are in their 40s and older need to take cardiovascular risks very seriously.

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Maximizing the Potential of an Aging Population

The aging of the world’s population is evidence by the projected increase in adults older than 60 from the current 10% to 20% by 2050. 

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Hip Fractures and Decline of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Rise in Hip Fractures Corresponds to Decline in Hormone Therapy Use.

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