One in five victims of osteoporosis is a man-sometimes in his 40s or 50s. Here's important advice so men can prevent this silent killer

Ed Farrell suffered with back pain for years. But in the summer of 1996, the pain became so intense for the athletic Farrell, then 46, that he could barely ride his bicycle. Though he used to compete in 100-mile cycling events, Ed now grew weak and suffered excruciating pain after a 10-mile workout.

"Just coughing would send pain shooting across my chest," he recalls.

Medication breakthroughs!


New, amazing drugs for arthritis, migraines, prostate problems, osteoporosis, cancer and more

New cures for brittle bones


Hip-hip-hooray! Pardon the pun ... but today our hips and wrists and spines--our most breakable bones--really do have something to cheer about. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved two new medicines (and currently is considering a third) to treat osteoporosis, the brittle bone condition that strikes half of all women age 50 and older.

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