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If you were diagnosed with osteoporosis four or five years ago, or if your doctor said your bone density was getting dangerously low and you needed medications, you joined a large group of porous-boned individuals. Osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans; another 34 million have osteopenia (low bone mass). A recent article in the May issue…

I started to write this in an airport lounge on my way to visit family. I’ll probably finish it in a day or two. But leave it to the Danes…they were in no hurry; they took 15 years to complete an exhaustive study of over 1,626,158 women. So reporting what they found in a few…

I routinely read the section in JAMA that gives quick news updates. (But just so you know, I also scan the journal for relevant articles.) This last week one of the updates made me use my most favorite sentence: “I told you so…”. Researchers analyzed data from 193,083 adults who received the shingles vaccine between…

Before I begin my usual reporting on published studies, I want to thank those of you who emailed or wrote to me with condolences on the death of my father. A friend who attended his funeral felt that I had omitted one of his most salient traits in the short eulogy I posted last week….

Greetings Patients and Friends, I will not have the usual medical related article this week.

Last Saturday my father passed away peacefully. He was 92.

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