Foreword by Sally Ride
Astronaut and CEO, Sally Ride Science
“We all know, ‘eat your breakfast, brush your teeth, exercise, and cut out the fatty foods,’ but bone loss? Who knew? That is, until Diane Schneider’s comprehensive and eminently understandable book on good bone health for women and men. It leaves nothing out: from childhood to old age it educates us on how to strengthen and maintain our bones to prevent life-threatening bone breaks, which is especially vital for us older folks. Every adult and parent should read Schneider's fascinating guide to a longer, better life with healthy bones!”
—David Hartman, television producer and original host, Good Morning, America
"Dr. Schneider has written a comprehensive, highly lucid survey of osteoporosis, its nature and causes, along with sensible approaches toward its prevention and management. Her focus on nonpharmaceutical aspects is strong, as is her focus on both safety and the efficacy of approved treatments. I enthusiastically recommend this book to any person who has, or who is concerned about, developing osteoporosis. I also recommend it highly to health professionals who are not specialists in this condition, as Dr. Schneider provides many valuable tips that will improve patient care."
—Robert Marcus, MD, professor of medicine, Stanford University
Hip fractures can be killers—one in five women will die within a year of breaking a hip, and one in three men. In fact, osteoporosis, the so-called brittle bone disease, is the most common health problem facing women today. The good news is that your risk for breaking bones can be decreased or even prevented at just about any age or stage.
The Complete Book of Bone Health compiles the latest information about bolstering bones, from prevention to treatment, into a single, easy-to-understand resource. Dr. Diane L. Schneider, a leading expert on osteoporosis, covers everything you should know about your bones. Using evidence-based research, first-hand stories and her own experience, she provides practical recommendations to optimize your bone health.
Get the facts on:
· Bone health basics
· Risk factors for bone loss and fractures
· Bone density “DXA” scans
· Exercise and nutrition
· Vitamin D
· Prescription medicines
· Controversial "hot topics"
· Complementary and alternative approaches
· Common health problems and medicines affecting your bones
Designed to be practical and user-friendly, each chapter ends with a bottom-line summary, “The Bare Bones,” allowing you to easily reference issues of interest.
The Complete Book of Bone Health is a clear, accurate, and up-to-date guide to improving bone health and contributing to a healthier life.
Page Count: 491 (illustrations)
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
Diane L. Schneider, MD, MSc, FACP (La Jolla, CA) is one of the country’s leading experts on bone health, at the forefront of important advances in this field. Her research has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Archives of Internal Medicine and other prestigious medical journals. A former associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, she is the co-founder of 4BoneHealth, a nonprofit organization focused on bone health awareness and education for the whole family.