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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...

2011-10-24 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...

2011-10-14 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...

2011-09-27 12:07:21

Hip fracture is associated with an increase in short-term mortality (death within one year) for women ages 65 to 79 years and healthy women ages 80 years and older, although the risk returns to previous levels after one year for women ages 70 years and older, according to a report published online first by Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Nearly 300,000 hip fractures occur each year in the United States, causing substantial short- and long-term disability...

2011-09-27 12:01:15

Kaiser Permanente study finds that the hip fracture--not just poor health--increases risk of early death Women ages 65-69 who break a hip are five times more likely to die within a year than women of the same age who don't break a hip, according to a Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published online today in the Archives of Internal Medicine. This paper breaks down death risk by age group. In addition to the finding for...


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