Posts Tagged ‘hip fracture’

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February 3rd, 2012

Podcast 144: Hip fractures, PPIs, and smoking history in postmenopausal women — increased risks

PPIs are back on our radar, and this time it’s their regular use among postmenopausal women. A BMJ article examines data from the Nurses’ Health Study to show a significantly increased risk for hip fracture among postmenopausal women with any smoking history. Never-smokers showed no statistically significant increase. Now that proton pump inhibitors have been available […]


June 3rd, 2011

Podcast 123: Calcium’s benefits seem to peak out at about 800 mg daily

On the basis of evidence from a Swedish cohort, calcium intakes much above that country’s recommended 800 mg daily don’t have added protective value against fracture and osteoporosis. The authors of this BMJ paper suggest we’d be better off making sure those at the low end of the calcium-intake spectrum get their 800 mg, rather […]


October 24th, 2008

Podcast 17: News plus an interview with Dr. Arto Strandberg regarding midlife smoking

This week Dr. Arto Strandberg, a general practitioner who does his research at the University of Helsinki, talks with us about the effects of midlife smoking on later-life living. Plus we have the usual news roundup. Journal Watch links: ACIP Recommends Pneumococcal Vaccine for Smokers ADA Updates Algorithm for Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 […]


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