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2012-01-10 15:07:12

Kaiser Permanente study suggests significant height loss may indicate more serious health problems Older women who have lost more than two inches in height face an increased risk of breaking bones and dying, according to a new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study found that women 65 and older who lost more than two inches over 15 years were 50 percent more likely to both fracture a...

2012-01-10 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Older women who have lost more than two inches in height face an increased risk of breaking bones and dying, according to a new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study found that women 65 and older who lost more than two inches over 15 years were 50 percent more likely to both fracture a bone and to die in the subsequent five years, compared to...

2011-12-19 14:59:29

Randomized controlled trial A simple physician notification system can help prevent further fractures in osteoporotic patients who have had already had fractures, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Patients who have had a major fracture because of osteoporosis do not undergo testing for bone mineral density or receive medications to help prevent additional fractures. Recent 2010 Canadian clinical practice guidelines for osteoporosis care noted this...

2011-11-15 14:31:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) and Kaiser Permanente unveiled on Monday their "20/20 Vision" for reducing hip and other fractures by 20 percent by 2020 at a best practices sharing event Monday at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health on Capitol Hill. Each year, 325,000 hip fractures are reported in the United States. Of that number, approximately three-quarters are women. The combined number of all osteoporosis-related fractures...

2011-11-07 10:00:00

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims of harm resulting from use of the drug Fosamax, is concerned that many with osteoporosis might not know it and therefore might not be getting necessary treatment timely, but maintains that those who are diagnosed with the condition should discuss with their physicians in detail the possible serious adverse side effects of bisphosphonate drugs. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 According to an October 31, 2011, New York...

2011-11-05 16:10:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced positive data from the first three years of the open-label extension study of the pivotal Phase 3 fracture trial showing that six years of Prolia® (denosumab) treatment in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis was associated with continued increase in bone mineral density (BMD) and consistent reduction in markers of bone turnover. These results will be presented on Nov. 8, 2011, at...

2011-10-24 09:27:35

New report shows enormous human, social and economic cost of fractures in the region A new audit report issued today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) shows that osteoporosis is a serious and growing problem throughout the Middle East and parts of Africa. Gathering data from 17 countries in the region as well as Turkey, 'The Middle East & Africa Regional Audit' is a landmark report examining epidemiology, costs and burden in individual countries as well as...

2011-10-20 00:00:00

NYON, Switzerland, October 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This World Osteoporosis Day (October 20) the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and its 200 member patient and medical societies are calling on the public and health professionals around the world to take action for bone health and osteoporosis prevention. The global campaign, launched in more than six languages, urges people of all ages to take three essential steps to set a strong foundation for healthy bones and...

2011-10-14 17:45:00

Because women are four times more likely than men to get osteoporosis, itâs often considered âœa womanâs disease,â but men can get osteoporosis. Two million American men have osteoporosis with another 12 million at risk. Despite the large numbers of affected men, osteoporosis remains under-diagnosed and under-reported. Known as âœthe silent disease,â osteoporosis is generally painless, but it...

2011-09-29 05:51:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Hip fractures are associated with death within one year for women ages 65-79 years and healthy women ages 80 years and older. The risk returns to previous level after one year for women ages 70 and older, according to this study. Nearly 300,000 hip fractures occur each year in the United States, causing substantial short- and long-term disability and increased mortality. Previous research to determine the mortality risk associated with hip fracture has not always...