Osteoporosis and Parkinson’s

Episode 14: Osteoporosis and Parkinson’s

Osteoporosis and Parkinson’s disease: one is a disease of the bone, the other a disease of the brain. So what do they have in common, and why are they worth exploring together? It turns out they pose similar risks.

Much like osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease impacts balance, leading to falls and fractures that only further debilitate the person afflicted. In this episode, our very own Dr. Susan Greenspan, President of NOF’s Board of Trustees, sits down with a panel of experts to discuss osteoporosis and Parkinson’s, and a new research trial designed to help prevent falls and fractures in patients with both osteoporosis and Parkinson’s disease. Our panel includes expert commentary from Dr. Caroline Tanner, neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s disease, Dr. Kenneth Lyles, geriatrician and endocrinologist, and Dr. Steve Cummings, expert on the epidemiology of osteoporosis, women's health, and aging. 

Panelists

Steven R. Cummings, MD,  Executive Director, S.F. Coordinating Center, Sutter Health Research; Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of California - San Francisco

Steven R. Cummings, MD, Executive Director, S.F. Coordinating Center, Sutter Health Research; Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of California - San Francisco

Kenneth W. Lyles, MD -  Professor of Medicine, Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University School of Medicine, VAMC, Durham, Board of Trustees Member, National Osteoporosis Foundation

Kenneth W. Lyles, MD - Professor of Medicine, Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University School of Medicine, VAMC, Durham, Board of Trustees Member, National Osteoporosis Foundation

Caroline Tanner, MD., Ph.D.,  Director, Parkinson's Disease Research Education and Clinical Center San Francisco Veteran's Affairs Medical Center & Professor, Dept. of Neurology University of California - San Francisco

Caroline Tanner, MD., Ph.D., Director, Parkinson's Disease Research Education and Clinical Center San Francisco Veteran's Affairs Medical Center & Professor, Dept. of Neurology University of California - San Francisco

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Moderator

Susan Greenspan, MD - Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, and President, National Osteoporosis Foundation Board of Trustees

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