Posts By: Diane L. Schneider, MD

5 Essential Facts About Bone Health Teens Should Know


Last summer we conducted the “Teen-to-Teen Bone Health Education Project.” This was a pilot project and first step in providing education as well as gathering valuable research information for future programs. Over a two-week session, the participants met with a total of 23 experts. The girls learned a tremendous amount of information not only about… Read more

A Piece of My Mind: Measuring Height and Weight


For years, I have preached the value of measuring your height once a year. Very few clues give signs of underlying problems with your bones. Height loss is one of those clues. In order to find out, your height needs to be accurately measured. Unfortunately I’ve become accustomed, as you may have, at your doctor’s… Read more

Do You Recommend Strontium Citrate for Osteoporosis?


This past weekend, I had the opportunity to speak at UC San Diego’s Stein Institute for Research on Aging event on bone health. Participants submitted questions at the end my talk entitled, Are You Sabotaging Your Bone Health? Since I was unable to answer all the questions, I will use those questions both answered and… Read more

Romosozumab: Bone-Building Osteoporosis Medicine In Development


The need in the osteoporosis “medicine cabinet” is for more bone formation medicines since Forteo is the only available medicine for targeting osteoblasts, the bone building cells. Research on how cells communicate with one another led to the identification of a complex system of messengers, called the Wnt signaling pathway, which plays a central role… Read more

5 Nondairy Sources of Calcium


Since our bodies do not produce calcium, we need to take in this essential mineral every day. Before deciding if you need to take supplements to meet your recommended calcium intake each day, you need to add up how much calcium is in your food. For #TipTuesday, learn about 5 nondairy foods with higher calcium… Read more