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The Complete Book of Bone Healthby Diane L. Schneider
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This book compiles the latest information about bolstering bones, from prevention to treatment, into a single, easy-to-understand resource. The author, a leading expert on osteoporosis, covers everything you should know about your bones. Using evidence-based research, first-hand stories, and her own experience, she provides practical recommendations to optimize your bone health.
Get the facts on: bone health basics; risk factors for bone loss and fractures; bone density "DXA" scans; exercise and nutrition; vitamin D; prescription medicines; controversial "hot topics"; complementary and alternative approaches; and common health problems and medicines affecting your bones.
Designed to be practical and user-friendly, each chapter ends with a bottom-line summary, "The Bare Bones," allowing you to easily reference issues of interest. This book is a clear, accurate, and up-to-date guide to improving bone health and contributing to a healthier life.
Book News Annotation:
Schneider, a former professor of clinical medicine at the U. of California, San Diego, who is associated with a non-profit organization on bone health awareness and education, explains aspects of bone health, from the basics to treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. She explains assessment, including bone density scans; general measures like exercise, fall prevention, nutrition, calcium, and vitamin D; various medicines for osteoporosis, drugs in development, and complementary and alternative medicine; what to do after a major fracture; and bone connections to common problems and medicines, including pregnancy and breastfeeding, birth control, menstrual problems and endometriosis, eating disorders, thyroid and intestinal problems, weight loss, steroid use, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, depression, and breast and prostate cancer. Included are stories of patients. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Using evidence-based research, first-hand stories and her own experience, Dr. Schneider compiles the latest information about bolstering bones, from prevention to treatment, into a single, easy-to-understand resource.
About the Author
Diane L. Schneider, MD, MSc, FACP (La Jolla, CA) is one of the country’s leading experts on bone health, at the forefront of important advances in this field. Her research has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Archives of Internal Medicine, and other prestigious medical journals. A former associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, she is the co-founder of 4BoneHealth, a nonprofit organization focused on bone health awareness and education for the whole family.
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