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Breast Lumps (In Women)

Breast Lumps (In Women)

Breast lumps definition and facts Breast lumps can be caused by infections, injuries, non-cancerous growths, and cancer. Breast cancer usually causes no pain in the breast. The symptoms of breast cancer include painless breast lumps, nipple discharge, and inflammation of the skin of the breast. The chances that a particular breast lump could be cancerous […]

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Thyroid Disease, Osteoporosis and Calcium

Thyroid Disease, Osteoporosis and Calcium

Medical Author: Ruchi Mathur, MDMedical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR A very interesting patient came into my office last month. She was a fair, slender woman of Northern European background. In her mid 40’s, she had already broken several bones (two of her wrist and one of her leg). Her primary doctor […]

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PMS vs. PMDD – Whats’ the Difference?

PMS vs. PMDD – Whats’ the Difference?

DOCTOR’S ARCHIVE Medical Author: Carolyn Janet Crandall, M.D., FACPMedical Editors: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD and William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Ms. B.T. is 38 years old. Her co-workers always seem to know when she has her period. During this time, she becomes extremely irritable. She feels guilty because she gets very angry at […]

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Painful Periods Related to Stress

Painful Periods Related to Stress

DOCTOR’S VIEW ARCHIVE Medical Author: Melissa Stoppler, M.D.Medical Editor: Barbara K. Hecht, Ph.D. Painful menstrual periods, medically known as dysmenorrhea, affect 40 to 90% of women of reproductive age. While gynecological conditions ranging from uterine fibroids to endometriosis can cause painful menstrual periods, dysmenorrhea may also occur in the absence of any underlying abnormality. Dysmenorrhea […]

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Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment – Medications, Fluoride, Monitoring

Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment – Medications, Fluoride, Monitoring

Section 3 Medications that Prevent Bone Breakdown Fluoride Monitoring Osteoporosis Treatment Success MedicineNet interviewed Dr. Michael Truong regarding updates in the management of osteoporosis. Dr. Truong finished his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco medical school. He then studied at the University of California, Davis for his residency training in Internal […]

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Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment

Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment

Section 3 Medications that Prevent Bone Breakdown Fluoride Monitoring Osteoporosis Treatment Success MedicineNet interviewed Dr. Michael Truong regarding updates in the management of osteoporosis. Dr. Truong finished his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco medical school. He then studied at the University of California, Davis for his residency training in Internal […]

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Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment – Exercise & Estrogen

Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment – Exercise & Estrogen

Section 3 Medications that Prevent Bone Breakdown Fluoride Monitoring Osteoporosis Treatment Success MedicineNet interviewed Dr. Michael Truong regarding updates in the management of osteoporosis. Dr. Truong finished his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco medical school. He then studied at the University of California, Davis for his residency training in Internal […]

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Osteoporosis Report – 2003 Arthritis Conference

Osteoporosis Report – 2003 Arthritis Conference

Dr. Shiel Gives Perspectives Of Interest On Osteoporosis From 2003 Annual Scientific Meeting Of The American College Of Rheumatology. Below are perspectives on key reports presented at the recent national meeting of the American College of Rheumatology: Introduction Osteoporosis is a disorder of the skeleton in which bone strength is abnormally weak. This weakness leads […]

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Osteoporosis Linked to Bone Gene

Osteoporosis Linked to Bone Gene

Medical Author: Frederick Hecht, M.D.Medical Editor: Barbara K. Hecht, Ph.D. Nov. 3, 2003 — The most significant known genetic risk factor for osteoporosis was reported today. This risk factor is on chromosome 20. It is the gene for bone morphogenic protein 2 which is called BMP2. Osteoporosis is a common condition characterized by abnormally low […]

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Osteoporosis – 2001 National Meeting Reports

Osteoporosis – 2001 National Meeting Reports

Dr. Shiel Gives Perspectives Of Interest On Osteoporosis From 2001 Annual Scientific Meeting Of The American College Of Rheumatology Below are perspectives on key reports presented at the recent national meeting of the American College of Rheumatology: Introduction Osteoporosis is a disorder of the skeleton in which bone strength is abnormally weak. This weakness leads […]