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Know the Risk Factors
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Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis? Here are the risk factors for osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation:

  • Female
  • Thin or small frame
  • Increased age
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Post-menopause, including early or surgically induced menopause
  • Abnormal absence of menstrual periods
  • Past history of eating disorders anorexia nervosa or bulimia
  • A lifelong diet low in calcium and vitamin D
  • Use of certain medications, such as corticosteroids and some anticonvulsants
  • Low testosterone levels (in men)
  • An inactive lifestyle
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Excessive use of alcohol and caffeine
  • Being Caucasian or Asian

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Listen to orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Postma, DO, as he discusses how to keep shoulders pain-free by understanding common conditions, avoiding injuries, and the latest treatments.

Number One in the State for Orthopedic Care - Spectrum Health Lakeland

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Total Joint Replacement: New Techniques and Best Practices

Learn the latest advances in joint replacements and how our orthopedic surgeons are providing higher quality outcomes.

Physician Video Profile: Joel Bez, DO (Pain Management)

Dr. Joel Bez is a pain management physician with Southern Michigan Pain Consultants in St. Joseph, MI.

Check-Up: Treating Pain Without Medication (Joel Bez, DO)

Joel Bez, DO, discusses the various ways a pain clinic can help with chronic pain, outside of prescribing medication.

Flat Feet? Lift Your Sole (James Maskill, DPM)

Learn about the various treatment options for flat feet including stretching tips, physical therapy, orthotics, surgical options, and more.

Find Relief From Bunions (Michael Maskill, DPM)

Learn the various ways bunions can be treated.

Check-Up: New Advances in Hip Replacements (Kenneth Edwards, MD, FACS)

Orthopedic surgeon, Kenneth Edwards, discusses how advances in technology have made diagnosing and treating hip pain easier for both the patient and surgeon.

Check-Up: Preventing Common Sports Injuries (Kenneth Edwards, MD, FACS)

Kenneth Edwards provides tips to prevent injuries while playing sports and discusses the role an orthopedic surgeon plays in helping athletes return to full strength.

Check-Up: Recovery After Hip Surgery (Nicholas Loafman, DO)

Nicholas Loafman, DO, outlines the recovery time for patients who have undergone hip replacement surgery.

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