Osteoporosis Specialists Johnstown PA

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Behnam Khaleghi
(814) 535-8311
315 Locust St
Johnstown, PA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Mir-Behnam Khaleghi, MD
(856) 968-7346
Johnstown, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Shahid Beheshti Univ, Fac Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Ralph Tabib
(814) 539-2900
1145 1/2 Franklin St
Johnstown, PA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Anastacia B Maldonado, MD
Ebensburg, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac'L Pedro Henriquez Urena, Esc De Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep
Graduation Year: 1990

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Ranju Singh
(610) 868-1336
701 Ostrum St Ste 501
Bethlehem, PA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Behnam Khaleghi, MD
(814) 535-8311
1501 Donato Ct
Johnstown, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Natl Univ Of Iran, Fac Of Med, Teheran,
Graduation Year: 1995

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Ralph Tabib, MD
(814) 534-9104
1145 1/2 Franklin St
Johnstown, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1981

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Paula Jean Mc Murtry, MD
1075 McKinley Ave
Johnstown, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1989

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Alan L Epstein, MD
(215) 829-5358
822 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1979

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Charles Henry Pritchard, MD
(215) 657-6776
2400 Maryland Rd
Willow Grove, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1983

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What's Your Risk of Osteoporosis?

Most of us who are 50 years old or older are acutely aware of the many changes we see in our bodies. The mirror shows us everyday that we ain't what we used to be. But there are some things we can't see that may need your attention. One of those is a condition called osteoporosis. You've probably already heard about it but may not think it applies to you.

Osteoporosis is a decrease in bone mass. The bone is less dense, a concept referred to as a decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) -- a thinning of the bone, so-to-speak. Left untreated, bones can become brittle and break causing bone fractures and other problems.

You may not think this applies to you, but half of all adults over the age of 50 are affected. How can you tell if you have osteoporosis? Your primary care physician is the best person to evaluate and advise you. But educating yourself about this skeletal disease, recognizing your risk factors, and practicing some prevention is a very good idea.

First, who is at risk? Are you? According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), there are two categories of risk factors: lifestyle factors and medical risk factors. Lifestyle factors include things like too much alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and antacids (aluminum). Not enough calcium, vitamin D, and physical activity add to your risk. These are all considered modifiable risk factors, meaning you can do something about them to reduce your risk.

Some of the medical risk factors are nonmodifiable. For example, there's not much you can do about your age or sex (women are at greater risk than men). A previous fracture, poor vision (contributing to falls), poor balance, and some medications also increase your medical risk of decreased bone mass. Some of these are modifiable, while others are not. Your physician will help you sort out which are your risk factors and how to reduce your risk as much as possible.

Although older Caucasian (white) women (especially after menopause) are the group affected most often, anyone of either sex (male or female) and of any color (racial or ethnic background) can develop osteoporosis. In fact, there is evidence now that not enough calcium and having diabetes mellitus has bumped up the number of Hispanic women affected by osteoporosis.

Men can also develop osteoporosis. This is especially true if they are over 70 years old or have low levels of testosterone hormone and any of the other risk factors already mentioned. Caucasian men are affected most often (seven per cent), followed by African American men (five per cent), and Hispanic men (three per cent). Those figures compare with 20 per cent for both Caucasian and Asian women.

If you have any of these risk factors, you should be evaluated. The next question is what kind of testing is available to see if you do have osteoporosis? The gold standard (number one tool used) is still dual-energy X-ay absorptiometry (DXA, pronounced Dex-uh) scanning. It's painless, noninvasiv...

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