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Getting straight on low back pain treatment

Be sure you’re up to date on this common problem.

Study: Even minor increases in physical activity benefits bone health in premenopausal women

A study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that physical activity, even minor increases, in premenopausal women is...

Precision and perfection

Our Editor-in-Chief tells the story of her experience as a patient.

FDA seeks advice on metal-on-metal hip replacements

On March 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a two-day expert advisory panel meeting on metal-on-metal hip replacement systems will...

FDA approves first generic versions of Boniva

On March 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic versions of Boniva (ibandronate) tablets, used to treat osteoporosis. Read...

Use of bone morhphogenetic proteins not associated less reoperation for lumbar stenosis

A study in February’s Spine reports that use of bone morhphogenetic proteins (BMP) in spinal fusion surgery for older adults with lumbar stenosis reports...

Are you ready to care for patients in clinical trials?

Part 1 of a four-part series on clinical trials

NEJM study assess BMD retesting

A study in the Jan. 19 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found that in older, postmenopausal women with normal bone...

FDA approves first drug for myelofibrosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Jakafi (ruxolitinb), the first drug approved to treat patients with the bone marrow disease myelofibrosis. Read...

Understanding pain in patients with intellectual disabilities

Learn how to detect and manage pain in patients who may not respond to pain in expected ways.

Spotting trouble after spinal surgery

The rapid response team makes all the right moves when a patient experiences neck swelling and difficulty swallowing after an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

FDA approves first ceramic-on-metal total hip replacement system

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Pinnacle CoMplete Acetabular Hip System, the first ceramic-on-metal total hip replacement system for patients...

FDA announces new recommendations for simvastatin dosage

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that 80 mg simvastatin (Zocor) not be prescribed to new patients because of the associated...