Researchers are confirming “drug holidays” require closer follow-up and attention, especially in patients at high risk of fracturing. Patients who take osteoporosis drugs for years at a time are typically advised to take a “drug holiday” or temporarily discontinue taking the drugs to minimize the likelihood of dangerous side effects.
Upwards of 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year. This infection, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, which is a bacterium transferred during a tick bite, affects everything from normal sleep patterns to arthritis in a small percentage of patients. If caught early, the symptoms can be treated with antibiotics. However, if left untreated, Lyme disease can […]