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Teriparatide reduces steroid-induced fractures

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The bone anabolic drug teriparatide is more effective than alendronate at increasing bone mineral density (BMD) and preventing vertebral fractures in patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, new research indicates. In the November issue of Arthritis and Rheumatism,...

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Risks of opioid use by elderly arthritic patients outweigh benefits

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Opioid analgesics should not be used in elderly patients with osteoarthritis even if their pain is severe, because the associated risks are so great, according to a review of previous studies. “We found that pain reduction with opioid treatment was small to moderate. ...

Treating back pain, fibromylagia, osteoarthritis

Acupuncture’s role in western medicine

Daniel Mazanec, MD, FACP, FACR, Associate Director, Center for Spine Health Cleveland Clinic, discusses medical acupuncture and its role in western medicine treating headache, musculoskeletal disorders including osteoarthritis. Summary: Acupuncture has been shown in recent studies to have efficacy in...