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Calcium—An Extremely Important Mineral

In the minds of most who are concerned about health, calcium is important for building strong bones. Generally, the physician does not explain all that calcium does in the body. 1,281 more words


ASCO Backs Bone Drugs for Myeloma

Recommended for patients with or without evidence of lytic damage

Patients with symptomatic multiple myeloma should receive bone-modifying therapy irrespective of evidence of lytic destruction or spinal compression fracture, according to an updated guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). 400 more words


The Onslaught Against Nutrients for Bone Health

Recently there have been many articles about the ineffectiveness of vitamin D and calcium for bone health.  Major media outlets that published about the ineffectiveness of vitamin D and calcium for bone health include: ABC news, Reuters, WebMD, Newsweek, LA Times, and Washington Post. 553 more words


Treating and preventing medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw

Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is severe bone damage in the jaw bone that occurs in some people as an adverse reaction to certain medicines commonly used in the treatment of cancer and osteoporosis (a disease that makes bones fragile). 613 more words

Oral Medicine

A visit to Outpatients. Woohooo!

Well, I went to see a metabolic bone consultant. This was because I wouldn’t take bisphosphonates and the rheumatologist and my GP both preferred that I did. 630 more words

PMR (polymyalgia Rheumatica)