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With one in two people over 50 suffering from osteoporosis, it’s especially important to learn how to prevent bone fragility, and slow or even halt the progression of bone loss. In The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Osteoporosis, Dr. Abby Abelson, named in Best Doctors in America nine times, presents critical information about the latest scientific studies and progress in fighting osteoporosis and related conditions. This important resource gives readers the cutting-edge medical guidance Dr. Abelson offers her patients, including:
- How to know if you’re at risk for osteoporosis
- The challenges of diagnosis
- Why men are also at risk
- What causes osteoporosis, and what to expect from care and treatment
- Clear explanations of the newest studies
- Personal stories of those who have triumphed over osteoporosis
- Fast facts and red-flag sidebars
- Plus, advice on how to make the necessary lifestyle choices to live an active and healthy life
The Cleveland Clinic is consistently identified as among the top four hospitals by U.S.News & World Report, and is a leader in osteoporosis research and treatment.
About the Author
Dr. Abby Abelson is the Director of Education of the Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bones Disease and the Education Program Director for the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases of Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She is also the Rheumatology Editor of the Clinic’s Disease Management Project and a Course Director in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
She has presented multiple national conferences on the subject of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases including the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Physicians. She is the Chair of the Medical and Scientific Committee and on the Board of the Northeast Ohio Arthritis Foundation. In 2001 and 2005, she was awarded volunteer leadership awards by that organization. She has been named in “Best Doctors in America” from 1998 to 2006 and is listed in Guide to Top Doctors of the Center for the Study of Services in 1998 and 2001.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Bones: The Framework of Our Lives 1
Chapter 2 What Is Osteoporosis? 13
Chapter 3 Are You at Risk? 29
Chapter 4 Men: The Hidden Minority 37
Chapter 5 Assessing Bone Health 47
Chapter 6 Managing Osteoporosis 61
Chapter 7 Protecting Yourself from the Inside Out 73
Chapter 8 Preventing Falls and Fractures 91
Chapter 9 The Future Is Now 103
Appendix 1 Web Resource Guide for Information on Osteoporosis 113
About the Author 145
About Clevcland Clinic 147