Safeguard Your Bone Health
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Safeguard Your Bone Health

Protect your bones throughout life with simple lifestyle measures.

Millions of Americans, both women and men, have low bone density, putting them at risk for bone fractures. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), about one-half of women and one-quarter of men over age 50 have a fracture during their lifetime.

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  • Acupuncture

    Bones

    Turning to Acupuncture

    Acupuncture is increasingly being embraced as a nondrug treatment for chronic pain.

    Suffering with chronic pain from arthritis, back problems and other medical conditions can make people desperate for relief. Pain medications may seem like an obvious choice. But they are not always the best first step. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can have side...

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  • surgery

    Bones

    Anesthesia: Less Is More

    New techniques will keep you pain-free during surgery, with fewer risks than general anesthesia.

    When you have a joint replaced, your anesthesiologist’s job is to keep you comfortable and safe during your surgery and as pain-free as possible after the procedure. In the past, that often meant going under general anesthesia and getting strong narcotics to dull the pain. Not...

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  • Comfort

    How to Discard Medications

    Keep an up-to-date list of your medications, and get rid of any that you no longer need.

    Look in your medicine cabinet. Are there bottles of pills in there you no longer take? If so, it’s time to get rid of them, especially if there are opioid pain medications or other controlled substances among them.

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  • quinoa salad

    Pain Management

    Great Grains

    Shedding excess pounds takes pressure off arthritic joints, thus reducing pain and improving function. It turns out that the best recipe for losing weight and keeping it off is an overall healthy, nourishing diet. Among the recommendations are to eat more vegetables and fruits and...

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  • Dr. Steven Maschke

    Pain Management

    Ask The Doctors: June 2018

    I’ve had polymyalgia rheumatica for 10 years. I take low doses of prednisone. When I stop it, the symptoms return. Is there anything new to treat this disease? I had an attack of severe pain and swelling in my ankle and knee. Fluid was drawn and tested for gout. But no...

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  • Hip

    Pain

    In The News: June 2018

    When pain and disability from hip osteoarthritis seriously impair the ability to function, many people have hip replacement surgery. This has been shown to effectively restore mobility and reduce pain. When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off, what you eat matters....

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  • arthritis advisor magazine

    Pain Management

    Download the Full June 2018 Issue PDF

    Millions of Americans, both women and men, have low bone density, putting them at risk for bone fractures. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), about one-half of women and one-quarter of men over age 50 have a fracture during their lifetime.

    Continue Reading