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TUESDAY Q & A: Treatment for bone disorders focuses on strengthening bones, slowing bone loss

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What’s the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia? Are they treated differently? ANSWER: Osteoporosis and osteopenia are related conditions connected to bone health. Osteopenia can be a precursor to osteoporosis, but that is not always the case. Treatment for these disorders is similar because the treatment goals for both are [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Though Uncommon, Broken Bones Can Lead to Fat Embolism Syndrome

Though Uncommon, Broken Bones Can Lead to Fat Embolism Syndrome May 20, 2011 Dear Mayo Clinic: If you have a broken bone, can bone marrow leak into your system? If so, how does it affect the rest of your body? Answer: When you break a bone, fat tissue from the [...]

Created by Shawn Bishop


Do you know the incidence of osteoporosis fractures is greater than the annual incidence of heart disease and stroke combined? Also, that there are approximately 2 million fragility fractures per year and that number is expected to double by 2014? Join us Saturday, March 8, at 9 a.m. CT, when we talk with Ann Kearns, M.D., Ph.D., and Sanjeev Kakar, [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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