Tag: bone and joint health

Bone Density Tests – Too Many Not a Good Thing

Frequent bone density tests for senior women may not be needed, according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine. Medicare pays for a bone density test every two years. But the study followed nearly 5,000 women ages 67 and older for more than a decade. None had...

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Aggressive Osteoporosis Treatment Can Reduce Hip Fractures by 37%

According to a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente, proactive measures can reduce hip fracture rates by an average of 37.2 percent — and as much as 50 percent — among those at risk. In the study published November 3 in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, more than 625,000...

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