Osteoporosis Prevention can help you get started. Learn:
■ How to select bone-building exercises
■ How to get enough bone nutrients from food
■ How to determine if you need supplements
■ How to maintain good posture
■ How to choose a bone density test center
■ How to understand bone density reports
■ How to be a proactive patient
by Renée Newman, ISBN: 0-929975-37-5
US $15.95, Paperback, 6"x 9", 176 pages
Dr. Sheng-Mou Hou, Ex-minister, Dept. of Health /
author, from a patient’s perspective, collects all sources of
professional information and her abundant personal experience as a base to
describe osteoporosis. She explains how osteoporosis would be handled by
doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. She also encourages the
patients to prevent broken bones by exercises and diets in their daily
life. This kind of medical book is hardly available in
Vice Superintendent, Nat’l
". . . clarifies the inaccurate concepts from the Internet. It contains abundant information and really deserves my recommendation."
Yung-Kuei Soong, The 6th President of Taiwanese Osteoporosis
Vice Superintendent, Chang Gung Mem. Hosp.,
“. . . a complete, practical, and easy-to-read reference for osteoporosis prevention . . . As the founding president of the Taiwan Osteoporosis Association, I am delighted to recommend this book to you.”
“With great interest, I have read Renée Newman’s Osteoporosis Prevention which provides complete and practical information about osteoporosis from a patient’s perspective. . . . a “must-read” reference for osteoporosis prevention"
Tzay-Shing Yang, The 3rd President of TOA, President of Taiwan Menopause Care Society
"The author, Renée Newman has abundant experience in translating technical terms into everyday English. She writes this book about osteoporosis prevention from a patient’s perspective. These two elements contribute to an easy-to-read and understandable book for the public. To the medical professions, this is also a very valuable reference."
Dr. Chyi-Her Lin, Dean of
"I was impressed with the comprehensive nature of Osteoporosis Prevention and its use of scientific sources. Citations from doctors and medical journals substantiate the information provided in the book. I was also impressed with the good exposition of bone density studies. This is helpful for the lay person because not all doctors discuss osteoporosis with their patients or fully understand it.
"The fact that the author has struggled with bone loss and can talk from personal experience makes the book more interesting and easy to read. Another good feature is that the book has informative illustrations and tables, which help clarify important points. I congratulate the author for writing a sound and thorough guide to osteoporosis prevention."
Ronald Lawrence, MD, PhD,
Co-chair of the first Symposium on Osteoporosis of the National Institute on Aging
"A wonderful, wonderful book! Anybody concerned about osteoporosis should definitely read it."
Frankie Boyer, host of the nationally syndicated Frankie Boyer Show
"Very strongly recommended reading for anyone having to deal with the condition of osteoporosis in their family or family history and is seeking to avoid bone loss themselves, Osteoporosis Prevention: A Provocative Approach To Strong Bones And Good Health by consumer writer Renee Newman is a competent and thoroughly "reader friendly" approach to preventing osteoporosis. Inclusive of information on how to: help prevent osteoporosis and broken bones; get enough calcium and other bone nutrients from food; make exercise safe and fun; retain a youthful posture; select a bone density center; get maximum benefit from your bone density exam; understand bone density reports; avoid being duped by advertising; help seniors maintain their muscles and their bones; how medical professionals can motivate patients; and how to be a savvy patient. Osteoporosis Prevention should be a part of every community health center and public library Health & Medicine reference collection for non-specialist general readers."
Midwest Book Review
"Plenty of women's health guides cover osteoporosis as part of their overall view on women's health and aging: OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION: A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO STRONG BONES & GOOD HEALTH goes beyond introductions to advocate an actual prevention program beginning with getting enough calcium and exercise to understanding differences between bone density testing centers, getting the most from such a report, and avoiding common problems.
"I really liked the personalized examples in this book and the overall depth of information. I learned things I’d never known before. For example, I didn’t realize how many different diseases and drugs could lead to osteoporosis. I finally learned what the term "AP spine" meant. I’d been using it for years without knowing its meaning. I also learned a great deal about bone density reports and testing.
"Osteoporosis Prevention has a very user-friendly layout and writing style, which makes it easy to read. I’ve given copies of it to my sister, a couple of friends, and I’ve mentioned it to some of my patients. It has a lot of beneficial advice on diet, exercise, supplements and posture. I highly recommend this book to anybody who wants a good overview of osteoporosis prevention."
Cathy Davis, orthopedic nurse
"I very much enjoyed reading Osteoporosis Prevention. I felt like I was on an educational adventure into the world of DXA tests and bone health. Rather than being very stiff and dryly educational, I found the reading to be captivating, with warmth and personal enthusiasm. Recently entering the world of menopause myself, I was delighted to find a book that encouraged me to be proactive about my own bone health, even if my medical insurance won’t pay for a DXA test yet.
"On a professional level as an RN on an ortho-neuro floor, I get to see first hand the problems that osteoporosis can contribute to with spine and bone fractures. It definitely slows the healing process down and tarnishes the "golden" years. Proactive prevention is definitely the way to go and this book enthusiastically encourages that."
Mary R. Mercado, RN
Table of Contents
1. Why I Decided to Write a Book on Osteoporosis
Short Answers to Basic Questions about Osteoporosis
2. Density Versus Strength
Quiz: Chapters 1 & 2
3. Who is at Risk?
Osteoporosis Risk Factors you Cannot Change
Osteoporosis Risk Factors You Can Change
Diseases & Disorders that can Lead to Osteoporosis
Medications that can Cause Osteoporosis
Quiz: Chapter 3
4. Basic Bone Terminology
Quiz: Chapter 4
5. Making Exercise Safe & Fun
How we Know that Exercise Makes Bones Denser
What Types of Exercise are Good for Bones?
My Experiences with Four Types of Exercise
Bone-loading Activities for the Hip, Spine & Wrist
Choosing a Trainer
Making Exercise Fun
Incorporating Exercises Into Your Daily Activities
How to Help Seniors Maintain their Muscles & Their Bones
Quiz: Chapters 5
6. Why I Volunteer in an Orthopedic Ward
7. Posture and Osteoporosis
How Much Calcium Do People Need
How to Determine the Calcium Content of Food
What Type of Calcium Supplement is Best?
Substances that Reduce Calcium Absorption
Substances that Cause Calcium Loss
Guidelines for Consuming & Buying Calcium
Consequences of Too Much Calcium
Is Coral Calcium Better than other Calcium?
Is Milk Bad for the Bones?
9. Other Bone Nutrients
Nutrients that can be Bad and Good for Bones
10. Fighting Osteoporosis & Losing Weight
Osteoporosis, Body Weight & Dieting
Osteoporosis and Eating Disorders
How I Lost Weight Fighting Osteoporosis
How You can Lose Weight yet Get Adequate Nutrition
A Wish List for Eating Out
11. Osteoporosis Drugs: Pros & Cons
12. Vibrating Platform Therapy
Promising Results for Lay People
Making Vibration Therapy Safe
13. Understanding Density Reports
What is a T-score?
What is a Z-score?
What's More Important the T-score or the Z-score?
What's the Difference Between the T-score and BMD?
14. Bone Density Testing
Types of Bone Density Tests
How Accurate are Bone Density Tests?
Who Should be Tested?
Osteoporosis in Men
How often Should People be Tested?
Contrasting Experiences With Bone Density Testing
Results of my Interviews about Bone Density Centers
Are Bone Density Tests Worthwhile?
Measuring Bone Turnover with Blood & Urine Tests
15. Side Benefits of Bone Density Tests
How Bone Density TestsCan Helped You
Why Testing Centers Should Communicate with Patients
Why Technologists May Not Discuss Test Results
Paying for Bone Density Tests
Finding a Bone Density Center
Should a Doctor's Order be Required for DXA Tests?
Why You Should Study your Density Reports Instead of Relying Solely on your Doctors
16. Pros & Cons of Giving Patients Their Medical Reports
Why Keeping Copies of Your Test Results Comes in Handy
Doctor's Concerns About Giving Patients Their Medical Reports
17. Hip and Spine Density Tests: A Case Study
My Bone Density Exams
Four-year Study of the Changes in my Bone Densities
My Bone Density Data
Follow-up Visit with an Osteoporosis Specialist
Don't Be Duped by Testimonials
My Conclusions from this Four-Year Study
18. How to Help Prevent Osteoporosis & Broken Bones
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