Breaking bad: how to prevent and treat osteoporosis
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Patients with weak and fragile bones are often given drugs called bisphosphonates, but new research has raised questions about their use. So what is the best treatment – and how can you keep bones strong?

Margaret Hawkyard knew something was wrong when she drove over a speed bump and felt her back seize up, suddenly and painfully. A few months later, she reached up to open a garage door and felt the same unpleasant jolt. Soon after, it got so bad that she couldn’t get into bed without help. “My...

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