Activity - Walking


Physical activity is essential for building bone and maintaining bone health. Bone requires physical activity to stay in shape. Mechanical strain on the bone provided by activity helps to maintain bone. Spend More Time on Your Feet Physical activity is just not about the time you are walking or going to the gym but also… Read more


Actonel® is one of the FDA-approved medicines for treatment of osteoporosis. The brand Actonel is a product of Warner Chilcott and its generic name is risedronate. Actonel is in the class of medicines called bisphosphonates. It works by decreasing bone turnover. Therefore, the breakdown of bone is slowed down and results in an increase of bone mineral density. Tablet Requires… Read more


Age is a major risk factor for osteoporosis in women as well as men.  Over the age of 50, an estimated 1 in 2 Caucasian women and 1 in 4 Caucasian men will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Other racial and ethnic groups also have increased risk with advancing age. Women In women, wrist… Read more


Alendronate is the most common medicine prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis in the United States. Alendronate is a generic medicine manufactured by multiple companies. The brand name Fosamax from Merck provides all the research evidence for effectiveness for alendronate in reducing spine, hip, and nonspine fractures. The patent for Fosamax expired in 2008. Alendronate is in… Read more


Atelvia® is risedronate, which is the same medicine as Actonel. However, Atelvia is an extended-release tablet that is taken immediately after breakfast once weekly. Tablet Requires Special Dosing Instructions The dosing instructions for Atelvia are: Take one tablet immediately following breakfast with at least 4 ounces of plain water once weekly. Remain upright sitting or… Read more

Atypical Femur Fractures

Atypical femur fractures have received increased research and clinician focus over the past several years. The cause of these fractures and who is at risk for these fractures is still not known. Although atypical femur fractures have been described prior to the use of bisphosphonates, femur fractures that are classified with atypical features are occurring… Read more