Osteoporosis

The NWHN’s Statement in Response to FDA Approving Evenity

By Cindy Pearson | Apr 10, 2019 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s Statement in Response to FDA Approving Evenity

For Immediate Release

Is It Dangerous to Stop Taking Prolia?

By NWHN Staff | Apr 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Is It Dangerous to Stop Taking Prolia?

In clinical trials, results also suggest that people who stop taking Prolia and did not start another treatment experienced more vertebral fractures in the 10 months after treatment than people who had been taking a placebo. Researchers and physicians recommend that you do not stop taking Prolia without making a plan for further bone treatment.  

What Is the Difference Between Tymlos and Forteo?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 13, 2019 | Comments Off on What Is the Difference 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. These two drugs are both similar to the PTH that your body produces naturally.

What is AlgaeCal?

By NWHN Staff | Dec 19, 2018 | Comments Off on What is AlgaeCal?

Does AlgaeCal help your body absorb more calcium than traditional supplements?

How Will I Know What the Best Remedy or Drug Is for Treating My Osteoporosis?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 15, 2018 | Comments Off on How Will I Know What the Best Remedy or Drug Is for Treating My Osteoporosis?

Everyone’s experience with osteoporosis is different, which is why it is crucial to understand what’s best for your body specifically.

DEXA Dilemmas: Clarifying Recommendations for Osteoporosis Screening

By Caila Brander | Jan 30, 2018 | Comments Off on DEXA Dilemmas: Clarifying Recommendations for Osteoporosis Screening

With so much industry-sponsored content, who can you trust to figure out the truth about osteoporosis? Is it a serious threat to women’s health? Should you be getting bone scans, or considering medication?

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?

The Risks of Prolia As an Osteoporosis Treatment

By Evita Almassi | Dec 4, 2017 | Comments Off on The Risks of Prolia As an Osteoporosis Treatment

Prolia is a medication treatment option for people with osteoporosis. Prolia is a type of monoclonal antibody, which stops the natural breakdown of bones.

When Should I Start Getting Bone Scans for Osteoporosis?

By Evita Almassi | Nov 9, 2017 | Comments Off on When Should I Start Getting Bone Scans for Osteoporosis?

Age is not the only factor that influences our bones. However, women who are around or past the menopausal age are more prone to bone weakening, increasing the risks of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis: Innovations in Screening and Diagnostics

By NWHN Staff | Nov 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Osteoporosis: Innovations in Screening and Diagnostics

Once a procedure becomes routine, it is difficult to replace. However, the NWHN is committed to a vision of osteoporosis care where all women who need it can receive effective screening in order to prevent unnecessary fractures through both medication and non-pharmacologic interventions.