Osteoporosis Resources

Patient Experience

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video chronicles one woman’s experience living with osteoporosis, which she developed at the age of 32 after undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Patient Stories: Antoine Verstraete

This article shares the experiences of a man who developed osteoporosis but wasn’t diagnosed right away due to the prevailing stigma that it is a woman’s disease.

Patient Stories: David Kirk

This article explores the link between diabetes and the increased risk of developing osteoporosis.

Patient Stories: Euripides Costa

This article shares the experiences of a man with osteoporosis who, up until his diagnosis, lived a lifestyle fraught with risks— smoking, drinking, eating meat, etc. Now that he’s been diagnosed, he finds that his activities and diet have gone through necessary adjustments as a result of his diagnosis.

Patient Stories: Gerry Corcoran

This article shares the story of a man who developed osteoporosis at the age of 54 and through greatly increasing his intake of calcium has reduced the severity of the disease.

Patient Stories: Maria Grazia Pisu

This article shares the story of a woman who developed osteoporosis after taking corticosteroids for a long time.

Patient Stories: Nancy Macklin

This article details the experience of a woman who developed osteoporosis even though she didn’t have many risk factors or family history of the disease.

Biomedical Connections

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video takes a look at the biology behind osteoporosis: what it is, how it works in the body, and the various risk factors associated with developing the disease.

Exploring a Low-Acid Diet for Bone Health

This news article explores nutritional values and deterrents in managing bone health.

New Bone Cement Could Improve Spinal Treatments for Osteoporosis Sufferers

This news article discusses the use of PMMA, a cement compound, in the treatment of osteoporosis with fractures.

Options for Bone Loss, but No Magic Pill

This news article examines the various current treatment options in the management of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis

This broadcast (without transcript) provides an overview of osteoporosis and the latest on research, treatment, and prevention of the disease.

Socioeconomic Factors & History (Timeline) of Disease

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video segment examines the history of, and socioeconomic factors associated with, osteoporosis from its discovery to today.

Directions of Drug Discovery in the Treatment of Osteoporosis

This scholarly article considers traditional drug treatment methods for the management of osteoporosis and discusses possible approaches to identifying more effective resorption inhibitors as a new alternative.

FDA Urges Caution Over Long-Term Use of Bone-Density-Building Drugs

This video (with transcript) explores how the disease works in the body as well as the side effects around drugs for bone density loss.

Nine Percent of Older Adults Have Osteoporosis

This news article examines new estimates based on measurements taken at the hip and lower part of the spine, not just the hip as in a previous major study. In some, osteoporosis may be present at only one site.

Interprofessional

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this segment focuses on all of the roles of an interprofessional care team at play in the comprehensive treatment of osteoporosis patients.

As Bones Age, Who’s at Risk for Fracture?

This news article discusses the risk factors associated with developing osteoporosis and links to a tool which calculates your risk of fracture.