Zolpidem (Ambien) Increases Fracture Risk In Men and Women with Osteoporosis

People break bones when they fall. In fact, falling is the number one cause of fractures especially in the elderly. It therefore makes sense that people with osteoporosis should avoid taking medications that increase their risk of falling. That is exactly what a recent study published in Osteoporosis International concluded. Park et al. conducted a [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:47:38-04:00April 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Do Calcium Supplements Contribute to Clogged Arteries?

"Am I at risk for clogged arteries by taking calcium supplements?" Woman age 65 living with osteoporosis Excellent question. The short answer: Healthy bones DO need a sensible intake of supplemental calcium, along with adequate vitamin D and K, and magnesium for proper absorption. They also need ingredients that (1) promote balanced bone remodeling and [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:48:24-04:00April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Success/failure...?...well, the course of this adventure was certainly not the way I had planned it... but I'm going to put it in the category of success none the less. I guess that is the way I will interpret my ascent up Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet) two days ago. My plan had been to take the [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:49:12-04:00April 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Follow Your Dreams

In a week from now I'll be heading up the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro for an attempt at a speed ascent. I arrived in Nairobi three days ago and after logging a few miles at a slight altitude (between 5 and 8,000 feet), seeing some cool animals, and very unsuccessfully trying to shake off jet [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:49:43-04:00April 1st, 2016|0 Comments