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SEP 25, 2013 - Time

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Overdoing Bone Density Testing

Testing can be a good way to detect potential medical problems before they cause illness, but occasionally such vigilant monitoring can be too much of a good thing. Among the many tests that doctors recommend as people get older is monitoring for bone mineral density (BMD) to keep track of how quickly bone is being broken down to make sure that the skeleton is strong enough to prevent fractures and other bone failures. People with low BMD readings could benefit from medications that shore up bone and lower the risk of hip and other fractures. So doctors recommend that people over age 65 ... Read More

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