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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

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

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