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How Bone Density Screening Can Save Your Life

How Bone Density Screening Can Save Your Life

by Shearly (SU)
Bone loss can sneak up on a person, increasing the risk for dangerous – even deadly – fractures, pain, and reduced quality of life. Simply put, a hip fracture in an older person can kill; not because of the break itself, but the downward spiral in health problems it often triggers. Especially for older adults, a fractured bone can mean being bedridden for an extended period of time. That’s why certain tests such as a bone density scan can help you get ahead of ravaging bone loss conditions such as osteoporosis.

Orthopedic Care for Osteoporosis

Orthopedic Care for Osteoporosis

by Stephanie Meadows
You are at a museum and see a real skeleton or fossil of a tyrannosaurus rex (T-Rex) dinosaur. While examining and reading about it, you may think to yourself that all bones are dead and extinct, just like the dinosaur itself. Although the bones in museums may be dry, hard, or crumbly, the bones in the human body are different. The 206 bones that make up our skeletons are very much alive, growing, and changing all the time.

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