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Stay up-to-date with the developments in research, what’s in the news, our opinions, and random thoughts. Our goal is to inform you of what we are reading, seeing, and hearing about to keep you abreast with the latest information on bone health (calcium, vitamin D, bone density), osteopenia, and osteoporosis.

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Duchess of Cornwall: Alice in Wonderland

One of my favorite tales from childhood made it to the big screen in 3-D no less. The movie, Alice in Wonderland, has brought Lewis Carroll’s vivid writings to life.

Meanwhile, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, tried to go down the rabbit hole but only her foot could enter. Rather than making it into the magical world of Wonderland, she ended up with a cast on her left leg.

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Vitamin D for Infants and Breast-Feeding Mothers

The current American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for breast-fed babies is a daily 400 IU supplementation of vitamin D. If babies are receiving one liter or more of formula, no additional supplementation is needed since the formula is fortified with vitamin D.

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Perception Versus Reality: Overlooking Fracture Risks

Research Article: Failure to perceive increased risk of fracture in women 55 years and older: the Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW). osteoporosis, fracture, women, Siris ES, Gehlbach S, Adachi JD, Boonen S, Chapurlat RD, Compston JE, Cooper C, Delmas P, Díez-Pérez A, Hooven FH, Lacroix AZ, Netelenbos JC, Pfeilschifter J, Rossini M, Roux… Read more

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The Price of Beauty Might Be Your Bones

Pop star Jessica Simpson is back on the air with another reality show titled “The Price of Beauty”. She told the ladies on “The View” (March 15, 2010) that she got a lot of heat about gaining a couple of pounds. An unflattering photo of her dubbed “Mom’s Jeans” went viral after her performance at a chili cook-off last year.


Bad News Travels FAST–Fosamax Causes Fractures?

Barely a minute went by after the ABC World News report on atypical fractures in women taking Fosamax and my cell phone starting ringing. “Dr. Di,” one friend said, “I just watched the evening news and I am in a panic. Should I stop my medicine?”


Thoroughly Modern Millie

I am not an early adopter of anything from fashion to gadgets, prescribing new medicines to trying the latest food trends. I ended up with a 2nd generation iPhone only because my classic Motorola StarTAC died after a decade of service.