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Osteoporosis and other bone health issues

The National Women’s Health Network has developed consumer health information on osteoporosis to help women understand what treatment options exist, what the side effects and risks are, what evidence supports their efficacy, and how to adopt non-drug approaches to preventing fracture. 

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The Differences between Tymlos and Forteo:

Teriparatide (brand name Forteo) and abaloparatide (brand name Tymlos) are medications used to treat osteoporosis. Forteo is a lab-made version of human parathyroid hormone (PTH) and Tymlos is a version of human parathyroid hormone-protein.

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The National Women’s Health Network believes that everyone should have access to safe and effective contraception. If you have been experiencing severe pain, please report this to your doctor immediately.

Bisphosphonate use for prevention has declined in recent years - and that’s a victory! But we’re concerned that a recent article in the Wall Street Journal with the misleading title “More Support for Osteoporosis Drugs: The benefits of bisphosphonates outweigh...

Food and Drug Administration Meeting of the Division of Bone, Reproductive, and Urologic Products in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

We all know that some pharmaceutical companies put their own corporate profits ahead of patient safety. But, those companies don’t have a lock on this behavior — here’s an example of a medical device company that has also compromised patient...

Hip replacement, a surgical procedure where the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic device, is usually done to relieve severe pain and mobility problems in a natural joint damaged by arthritis or trauma. Usually, both the “ball” (i.e., femoral...

There’s no denying that we live in a hyper-medicated society. Each week, it seems like the pharmaceutical industry develops a new drug or device — many of which are designed to treat newly invented conditions!

Some day soon, you may be offered a shot for osteoporosis. If you’re a woman who is already being treated for osteoporosis, or who has been being encouraged to take medication to prevent bone loss, the prospect of a shot...

For decades, women’s health advocates have been concerned about the safety of Depo-Provera, the progesterone-based contraceptive shot (the shot). Updated: Jul 1, 2015

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that makes one’s bones weak and more susceptible to break. It’s known as a silent disease. Most individuals develop osteoporosis, but the majority of individuals don’t know they have it, until they break a bone.

Recommendations about bone density (BD) testing have shifted over the last few years — we are proud to say, more toward what the NWHN has recommended for over a decade! This article reviews the BD testing recommendations from the Choosing...