Joint & Bone Health

Why Your Dentist Needs to Know About Your Bone Scan

I have many postmenopausal women as patients.  I usually see them when they’ve broken a bone or have been referred to me for bone density studies.  Bone density studies show how bones are doing particularly after menopause when hormone changes can weaken bones.  Recent research, though, has shown that a bone density study may also […]

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Are Your Bones Getting Enough of this Crucial Cell Salt?

Health researchers (as well as your mom) have been telling you for years that you need to eat more fruits and vegetables for good health.  Seems we’re always hearing something new about their many health benefits.  And, now, I’ve got yet another reason for you to eat more fruits and vegetables, especially if you’re over […]

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Scientists: Human Bones Are Weakening from Inactivity

When our ancestors invented farming, they didn’t realize that doing so would eventually put future generations of humans at high risk for weakened bones.  Health researchers warn that today’s modern technology is pushing us even faster toward this outcome.  Read on to learn why and what you can do to counter technology’s effect on your […]

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Post Menopause? You’re At Higher Risk for This Spine Condition

Do you remember getting scoliosis exams as a kid? I wish I could tell you that, as an adult, you’ve grown out of the risk of developing scoliosis.  Unfortunately, though, nothing could be further from the facts.  The truth is, after menopause, older women are especially prone to getting scoliosis.  Let me tell you why… […]

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The Link Between Kidney Stones and Bone Fractures

If you’re like many of my patients, you may have experienced a kidney stone.  If so, you know the pain nightmare that they can bring trying to pass them.  But, as if that weren’t enough, those kidney stones could be warning you of another possible problem in the future – especially if you’re a woman […]

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Decrease Stress to Avoid Fractures as you get older

Avoid Fractures as You Get Older – Decrease Stress

As an orthopedist, I see many older people come in with fractures of all types on a daily basis.  Sometimes it’s a matter of osteoporosis caused by mineral deficiencies, or lack of muscle strength that doesn’t stimulate bone growth, but many times it’s a matter of osteoporosis (and fracture) created by stress. Like my patients, […]

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Over 50? Tips To Avoid The Osteoporosis Epidemic!

In 2004, the U.S. Surgeon General reported that by the year 2020, Boomers may be facing an epidemic of disabling bone disease unless they do something to prevent it.  He reported that half of Americans over the age of 50 will either have osteoporosis or be at high risk for getting it.  Also, the number […]

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Avoid the 4 Most Common Hand and Wrist Injuries

The warm weather has rolled around again and it’ll soon be summer – the season when you spend more time outdoors playing sports, working around your home, or just enjoying leisure activities.  All that seasonal activity puts you at higher risk for common hand and wrist injuries. With that in mind, allow me to tell […]

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Can You Minimize Your Risk for Osteoporosis as You Get Older?

If you’re over 40, you may not think much about your risk for osteoporosis as you age. However, around the world, 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 5 men, over 50 will experience osteoporosis in their lifetime.  Even more sobering is the fact that osteoporosis causes a fracture every 3 seconds! That’s right.  But […]

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Vertebral Compression Fracture: Don’t Let It Happen To You

As you get older, your bone density may have decreased putting you at risk for a vertebral compression fracture, or VCF.  It is one of the most common fractures that can occur if you have osteoporosis or even low bone mass.  Read on to learn how to avoid a vertebral compression fracture. Are You At […]

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Bone Health: Learn The Latest Research

It is important for me to keep up on the latest bone health research by studying the research findings that frequently come across my desk.  I like to pass this information on to my patients and my readers so that they stay informed about what’s on the horizon for treating and preventing bone disease, as […]

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Your Teeth Reflect Your Bone Health

Your Teeth Reflect Your Bone Health

Though your teeth are not bones, both are made of similar materials like calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals. As such, when the health of your bones are in question, your teeth can reflect your bone health by the changes it can cause in your teeth.  Here’s how. What Your Teeth Say About Your Bones You […]

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