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Osteoporosis Is So Slow, Bone Density Tests Can Wait, Study Says PDF Print E-mail

Bone loss and osteoporosis develop so slowly in most women whose bones test normal at age 65 that many can safely wait as long as 15 years before having a second bone density test, researchers report in a new study.

The study, published in Thursday’s issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, is part of a broad rethinking of how to d...

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Study: Many women can skip frequent bone scans (AP) PDF Print E-mail

ATLANTA – New research could mean millions of older women can skip frequent screening tests for osteoporosis: If an initial bone scan shows no big problems, many can safely wait 15 years to have another one, the study suggests.

Government advisers and leading doctor groups urge osteoporosis screening, but no one has known how often that should...

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The New Old Age Blog: Older Women and Bone Tests PDF Print E-mail

How often should older women be tested for thinning bones? Though it’s been nearly 15 years since Congress passed the Bone Mass Measurement Act mandating Medicare coverage for bone density tests to prevent osteoporosis, nobody really knew — until now.

Medicare will cover DXA testing (it stands for dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, if you must know)...

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Mom claims in viral blog that disabled child denied transplant PDF Print E-mail

(CNN) -- Can a patient be rejected for a kidney transplant based on a developmental...

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Meningitis jab ‘protection hope’ PDF Print E-mail
Meningitis jab ‘protection hope’
MeningitisMeningitis is a major cause of death in children

A vaccine against one of the most common forms of childhood meningitis could reduce the number of deaths in the UK even further.

The current vaccination programme protects against only some of the bacterial types involved.

A Chilean study,...

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