osteoporosis

February 2, 2023

Monthly Family Update – February 2023

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: At First Light becomes an Amazon.com #1 Best Seller At First Light honored at the National WWII Museum […]
January 31, 2023

My WWII book “At First Light” becomes an Amazon.com #1 Best Seller

I was so happy to learn this week that the ratings for my and Mike Yorkey’s WWII book about my father’s heroism and exploits, At First […]
January 28, 2023

My dad’s covert role in wartime Lipizzaner horse rescue revealed

Here’s a January 22, 2023 excerpt from my and Mike Yorkey’s award-winning WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, […]
January 26, 2023

“At First Light” featured at The National WWII Museum in NOLA

I was delighted to have my son, Scott, join me at the National WWII Museum in NOLA as they featured my and Mike Yorkey’s book about […]
January 24, 2023

Goodbye “Medical News You Can Use”

After over 25 years as a part-time medical journalist, I’m hanging up this hat. It’s been a fun run (details below), but I’m in a new […]
January 20, 2023

The best book review I have ever received

After having written over forty books, I’ve been pleased with and have suffered through countless reviews from professional reviewers and readers. Fortunately, most have been very […]
January 15, 2023

The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 10 – Smoke and CO Detectors

In my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize ten essentials that are necessary in living a happy and […]
January 14, 2023

The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 9 – Automobile Safety Devices

In my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize ten essentials that are necessary in living a happy and […]
June 26, 2009

Bone Density Scans May Be Useless in Osteoporosis Drug Therapy

Healthcare professions should not bother with bone mineral density (BMD) testing in postmenopausal women during the first three years of drug (bisphosphonate) therapy for osteoporosis, Australian […]
May 3, 2010

Study fails to find evidence that bisphosphonates cause atypical femoral fractures

ABC World News has been doing report after report on the possibility that the osteoporosis medications, called bisphosphonates (like Boniva, Fosamax, Actonel, Reclast, and Zometa) may […]
June 1, 2010

Soda consumption may weaken bones

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I discuss that sodas not only are associated with obesity, but may […]
March 30, 2011

Diet soda consumption may be linked to increased heart attacks and strokes

I often have patients ask if I think diet sodas are a healthy substitute for regular soft drinks. I tell them, “NO!” The primary reason, that […]
April 1, 2011

Could inexpensive heart medicine strengthen bone in women?

Nitrates commonly used for chest pain may also be an inexpensive way to strengthen bone in older women according to a surprising study in the Journal of […]
December 26, 2011

Vibration platforms do not prevent bone loss in women

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “whole-body vibration machines … fall short in […]