Osteopenia

Are There Ways to Treat Osteopenia Without Fosteum?

By NWHN Staff | May 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Are There Ways to Treat Osteopenia Without Fosteum?

Fosteum, classed as a “medical food” by the FDA, is often used to treat osteopenia and osteoporosis. This prescription product contains genistein (a natural plant estrogen from soybeans), Vitamin D, and Zinc.

Osteoporosis: Making Sense of a Diagnosis and Tough Decisions About Treatment

By Caila Brander | Jan 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Osteoporosis: Making Sense of a Diagnosis and Tough Decisions About Treatment

So, you just got home from the doctor with your DEXA bone density results in hand. You were told you have osteoporosis. Should you start taking medication? Are there things you can do without medication? What information can you trust?

What You Should Know About Tymlos (Abaloparatide) for Osteoporosis

By Caila Brander | May 20, 2017 | Comments Off on What You Should Know About Tymlos (Abaloparatide) for Osteoporosis

The National Women’s Health Network believes women have a right to know the potential benefits and risks of osteoporosis treatment, so we took a firsthand look at the evidence. We’ve compiled a quick fact sheet about the drug so you can get the unbiased truth.

Letter to the Washington Post: Why Some Women Are Afraid to Treat Osteoporosis

By Cindy Pearson | Oct 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Letter to the Washington Post: Why Some Women Are Afraid to Treat Osteoporosis

Women continue to experience gaps in healthcare access for a variety of issues, and we advocate for changes in the healthcare system that would remedy this. Bisphosphonate use, however, is one time when less really is more.

Standing Tall Against Falls & Fractures

By NWHN Staff | Jul 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Standing Tall Against Falls & Fractures

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!

Rx for Change: Choosing Wisely on Getting a Bone Density Test

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Jul 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Choosing Wisely on Getting a Bone Density Test

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 Wisely® campaign.