“I Have Them In My Medicine Cabinet”

August 11, 2011 @ 3:40 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

Returning from vacation, I saw a patient today who was losing bone density despite proper medication.  This puzzled me until we dug deeper.

She says she has been taking her osteoporosis medication faithfully.  However, she usually neglects her Calcium, Vitamin D, and Multiple Vitamin.  She has them in her medicine cabinet, but……

Men + Inhalers = Increased Fracture Risk

July 30, 2011 @ 9:00 am
posted by Dr. Ginther

Men using Inhalers for COPD should be evaluated for bone health!

We have long known that men using Prednisone are at high risk for Osteoporosis.  Now a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins has documented Increased Fracture Risk for men using Inhalers for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Who Treats Osteoporosis?

July 25, 2011 @ 5:22 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

I traveled to the hometown of “The Music Man” this week to talk about osteoporosis detection and treatment.  On the road a few weeks ago, I was in the St Louis area for several talks.

This week, as was the case at some sites in St Louis, the majority of the attendees were PAs, NPs, RNs, and DXA techs.  Actually, this is as it should be.  These key staff members have the time and training to discuss and reinforce the sometimes tedious details of calcium, vitamin D, and bone health issues.

Take Control Naturally – Know Where You Stand

July 18, 2011 @ 6:00 am
posted by Dr. Ginther

You want to take control of your own bone health destiny to avoid osteoporosis.  You want to do it “naturally” without modern pharmaceuticals.  This is often possible.  But how do you know what you need to do?

Starting with a full bone health evaluation is much better than just guessing.