Bone Health Blog

Bone Density Testing - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Bone Density Testing - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

August 26, 2018

I see DXA reports from all over the country. Three times this week I had to break the news to clients that not only did they not gain bone density, but they had lost bone density - can be the other way too - people think they gain when they have not due to incorrect reporting.
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Osteoporosis and Anorexia Athletica

Osteoporosis and Anorexia Athletica

February 08, 2018

Case study: by Dr. Lani Simpson (all case studies are with permission from clients or composites). Last year a patient came in who had recently fractured three vertebrae lifting a window. She was in a full brace from her neck to her hip to stabilize her spine. She had never fractured a bone in her 62 years...
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Bone Density Test Errors

Bone Density Test Errors

January 27, 2017

In this article, my aim is to share with you two cases that came across my desk last week. Both DXA's had basic errors that could have been caught, if anyone was paying attention. Bone density is an amazing tool, and a very important piece of the puzzle when looking at bone health. This article should not make you avoid being tested. In fact, getting your first test will certainly help you and your doctors on the path to determining whether or not you have a bone density problem.
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Fosamax for Your Bones: A Cautionary Tale

Fosamax for Your Bones: A Cautionary Tale

November 14, 2016

On November 30, 2016, I interviewed Sandi Putnam via live webinar. Many years ago, Sandi was a very dutiful patient and followed her doctor’s orders, without question. She trusted her doctor and knew he had her best interests at heart. So, when her doctor told her that she had low bone density—“osteopenia” not osteoporosis—and that she needed to take Fosamax, she took the medication.
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Don't lift more than 10 pounds... Really??

Don't lift more than 10 pounds... Really??

September 15, 2016

Diagnosed with osteoporosis? Heard this just as you left the doctor's office?

Dr. Lani helps you think through what this common recommendation really means for you. Most people diagnosed with osteoporosis hear this general medical advice as they’re walking out the door. But how true is it?

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Are your shoes fracture-free?

Are your shoes fracture-free?

September 15, 2016

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Charlie Horse (Leg Cramps) Upsetting your Inner Stable-ity?

Charlie Horse (Leg Cramps) Upsetting your Inner Stable-ity?

August 24, 2016

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Demystifying digestive symptoms, prebiotics and probiotics

Demystifying digestive symptoms, prebiotics and probiotics

June 30, 2016

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Dr. Lani’s response to New York Times 'Fearing Drugs’ Rare Side Effects, Millions Take Their Chances With Osteoporosis

Dr. Lani’s response to New York Times 'Fearing Drugs’ Rare Side Effects, Millions Take Their Chances With Osteoporosis

June 03, 2016

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How much sleep do our bones need?

How much sleep do our bones need?

May 31, 2016

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