Bone Health

August 2014 Vol. 2 No. 3

Author: Racquel S. Maccagno, MSN, ARNP and Cathy R. Kessenich, PhD, ARNP, FAANP

Osteoporosis is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs—billions of dollars annually. Although many types of pharmacotherapy are available to prevent or treat the disease, many patients, for various reasons, do not adhere to their prevention or treatment regimen. In this article the authors show how motivational interviewing . . .

May 2014 Vol. 2 No. 2

Author: Susan Rawlins, MS, WHNP-BC

The author reviews osteoporosis, including basic facts about the disease, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. In addition, the author presents findings of a National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) survey* in which 361 nurse practitioners answered questions about different aspects of caring for their patients . . .

May 2014 Vol. 2 No. 2

 

Osteoporosis is a disease known for slow, silent loss of bone. (In this case, the word “silent” means that you won’t feel anything as the disease starts or worsens.) Bones become thinner and weaker, so they are more likely to fracture—that is, to break. Women are more . . .