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YOUR FAMILY AND BONE DENSITY: BOB’S STORY

Posted on March 21st, 2011, by admin

Bob was only in his mid-50s when he came to see me. He’d had scoliosis for years, and was already developing a “hunchback” appearance. He got little exercise and ate a generally poor diet. Stress was his middle name. The x-rays to monitor his scoliosis showed small fractures in his vertebrae, which accounted for the [...]

SIDESTEPPING OSTEOPOROSIS

Posted on March 14th, 2011, by admin

Osteoporosis (porous or brittle bones) is a degenerative condition characterized by the weakening of bones due to a slow but progressively accelerating loss of calcium, the essential mineral for strong bones. But this condition, which is reaching epidemic proportions in older women and is responsible for millions of fractures and thousands of deaths each year, [...]