Tag Archive: Osteoporosis

National Osteoporosis Month

Comparing structure of bones with osteoperosis (right) to healthy bones (left)

National Osteoporosis Month is observed every May and promoted by the National Osteoporosis Foundation.  Also known as National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, people are encouraged to understand the risk factors and preventative measures that affect bone health.  An estimated 10 million Americans are diagnosed with osteoporosis and another 44 million have low bone density, …

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Gender-Specific Medicine: Part 2

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This week we continue to look at gender medicine- how diseases may manifest themselves differently, and how medications may affect differently- depending on whether you are male or female. An editorial in Nature in 2010 urged us to “put Gender on the Agenda,” as increasingly we are seeing from research results that there are distinct …

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Gender-Specific Medicine

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“Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars.” “Women think differently than men.” These viewpoints appear to be widespread and popular, fueling spirited and on-going debate in the media and the arts, but what about healthcare and medicine? Most medical research over the years has focused on white men as subjects, and results were then …

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