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What You Should Know About Calcium
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National Osteoporosis Foundation - Excellent source of information on dietary calcium including how to read nutrition/food labels, sources and daily recom...Show more National Osteoporosis Foundation - Excellent source of information on dietary calcium including how to read nutrition/food labels, sources and daily recommendations of calcium and Vitamin D intake, substances that interfere with calcium absorption, and supplements. Show less
Calcium Supplement Guidelines (PDF)
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University of Arizona Cooperative Extension - Discusses the relation between calcium and bone health as well as calcium and kidney stones, together with information on dietary calcium and factors which increase or decrease calcium absorption. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension - Discusses the relation between calcium and bone health as well as calcium and kidney stones, together with information on dietary calcium and factors which increase or decrease calcium absorption. Show less
Medications to Prevent and Manage Osteoporosis
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American Bone Health - Brands, dosing and side effects of bisphosphonates, hormone therapy and parathyroid hormones (PTH), selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), the new drug Denosumab and calcitonin. American Bone Health - Brands, dosing and side effects of bisphosphonates, hormone therapy and parathyroid hormones (PTH), selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), the new drug Denosumab and calcitonin. Show less
Medications to Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis
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National Osteoporosis Foundation - Includes a on the benefits and risks of currently available medications. National Osteoporosis Foundation - Includes a on the benefits and risks of currently available medications. Show less
Popular osteoporosis drugs come with mounting concerns
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Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, Consumers Union of U.S. - Examines the risk and benefits of bisphosphonates, their use in osteoporosis and pre-osteoporosis and provides help in making a decision on whether to try them Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, Consumers Union of U.S. - Examines the risk and benefits of bisphosphonates, their use in osteoporosis and pre-osteoporosis and provides help in making a decision on whether to try them Show less
Detecting Osteoporosis: Diagnosing Osteoporosis
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National Osteoporosis Foundation - Describes the various ways in which osteoporosis can be diagnosed, starting with a medical history, through bone density scans and other tests. National Osteoporosis Foundation - Describes the various ways in which osteoporosis can be diagnosed, starting with a medical history, through bone density scans and other tests. Show less
Experimental Therapies
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Dr Susan Ott, University of Washington - Comparative information on medications that are or have been studied for osteoporosis. Lists experimental therap...Show more Dr Susan Ott, University of Washington - Comparative information on medications that are or have been studied for osteoporosis. Lists experimental therapies by data available from "promising future breakthroughs" through to "not effective." The site also include a discussion on the scores used as the result of Bone Density Tests, and why they can be so confusing. Show less
Complementary and Alternative Therapies and Osteoporosis (PDF)
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The National Osteoporosis Society, UK - Describes a variety of alternative therapies (from Acupuncture to Yoga) that may help persons with osteoporosis, with notes on which should be avoided to prevent fractures. The National Osteoporosis Society, UK - Describes a variety of alternative therapies (from Acupuncture to Yoga) that may help persons with osteoporosis, with notes on which should be avoided to prevent fractures. Show less
Are You Considering Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - This is a good presentation of issues to consider when thinking about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - This is a good presentation of issues to consider when thinking about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Show less
Tai Chi May Help Maintain Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - Reports on a research study Tai chi may be a safe alternative to conventional exercise for maintaining bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - Reports on a research study Tai chi may be a safe alternative to conventional exercise for maintaining bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women. Show less
Tai chi: Discover the many possible health benefits
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Mayo Clinic - The gentle movements of tai chi reduce stress and offer other health benefits. Mayo Clinic - The gentle movements of tai chi reduce stress and offer other health benefits. Show less
Tai Chi & Qi Gong for Health and Well-Being
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health - An educational video that features tai chi and qi gong as an activity to enhance wellness. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health - An educational video that features tai chi and qi gong as an activity to enhance wellness. Show less
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