A lively, illustrated exploration of the 500-million-year history of bone, a touchstone for understanding vertebrate life and human culture.

Enhance your understanding of how bones grow and heal. Advocate for your patients.

  • Purchase BONES at Amazon (hardcover $27.95, Kindle $14.16)
  • Register for the course for launch-month special of $8.05 (regularly $39)
  • Read the first half, BONES CONCEALED (145 pages), which is relevant to your practice
  • Take the quiz and earn 6 hours of continuing education credit.
  • If you wish, read the second half, BONES REVEALED, for general interest.
  • Leave BONES in your waiting room. Patients will enjoy discussing topics with you.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the unique chemical and structural nature of bone and the effects of nutrition, supplements, and medications.
  • Describe how bones grow and heal and factors that can promote or diminish bone health.
  • Describe medical and surgical interventions, past and present, used to treat bone disorders.
  • Answer common questions regarding osteoporosis, its prevention and treatment.
  • Delineate the relative merits of bone imaging techniques.
  • Describe likely advances in bone health, particularly regarding the aging population.

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