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Study suggests testing bone health in older people less often may be safe

Posted September 25, 2013, 1:44 pm Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch One key instruction in the operating manual for healthy aging is remaining ever vigilant about osteoporosis. Thatís because loss of bone can lead to fractures that worsen quality of life and may even shorten life. The quest to identify osteoporosis early, so it can be treated, has led to widespread testing of bone mineral density (BMD), the key…

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