Michael Kleerekoper, MD, MACE, has joined the faculty at the University of Toledo Medical School where he is Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and section chief of the Endocrinology Division. The author of numerous journal studies, Dr. Kleerekoper serves on the editorial boards for Endocrine Today, Endocrine Practice, Journal of Clinical Densitometry, Journal of Women's Health, Osteoporosis International and Calcified Tissue International. Dr. Kleerekoper is also a founding board member of the newly formed Academy of Women’s Health.

Lots of new information, but nothing has changed!

September 15, 2009

The 31st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research is still in progress in Denver, and as anticipated, there is a plethora of new and exciting…

Are we overtreating osteoporosis?

September 11, 2009

A patient, keen to make certain that I stay up to date, forwarded to me a copy of a New York Times article from September 8th that suggested doctors are overtreating…

'The worst headache I have ever had'

September 8, 2009

An elderly gentleman presented to the emergency department with sudden onset of “the worst headache I have ever had” that had lasted unremittingly for several…

'Sex Ed' for adults

September 3, 2009

We often read about the pros and cons of sexual education in grade school. When is too early/late? How much should be taught?, etc. When I went to medical school, this…

How to determine who or what is normal

August 28, 2009

When we order lab tests on patients, we expect to get back a result that gives us the value for the patient together with the normal range for the test in question. If…

Body composition assessed by DXA

August 19, 2009

DXA is a powerful clinical tool used primarily for measurement of bone mineral content and bone mineral density for the diagnosis of osteoporosis and assessment of…

‘Weigh’ out on a limb!

August 18, 2009

I enjoy my Sunday New York Times, but it is so voluminous I have to carefully select the sections I read. One “can’t skip” segment is the Sunday Magazine…

Good news, bad news for osteoporosis

August 13, 2009

The current issue of The New England Journal of Medicine reports the anti-fracture effectiveness of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody against RANK ligand (RANKL) that…

Short but not very sweet!

July 29, 2009

A 17-year-old high school senior presented with diabetic ketoacidosis (glucose 720, pH 7.13) after feeling progressively unwell and tired for about three months. When I…

Common sense DXA reporting

July 22, 2009

The current method of reporting DXA results leads to undue worry for patients and clinicians.