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Osteoporosis

When to Scan

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How healthy are your bones? Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide. Do you know when you should have your first bone-density test, or when you should schedule follow-up screenings?

Experts urge most women to have their bone density tested when they're 65 or older. But they don't give much guidance for how often women should be screened again later in life.

In a new study, researchers followed nearly 5,000 older...

How healthy are your bones? Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide. Do you know when you should have your first bone-density test, or when you should schedule follow-up...

Some Women Can Go Longer Between Bone Checks

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Those with normal density may be able to wait more than recommended two years, researcher says

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that older women who've had a normal result on a bone density scan -- a test that helps measure the strength of their bones -- may be able to wait as long as 15 years before getting another scan.

However, women who show any abnormal loss of bone generally need follow-up scans much sooner than that, the study authors noted.

"Women who...

Whole-Body Vibration Therapy for the Prevention of Bone Loss

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Vibration Device Fails to Boost Women's Bone Mass

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By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although they are touted as a way to make bones stronger, whole-body vibration devices may not help older women hang on to their bone mass, a study out Monday suggests.

Canadian researchers found that of 200 postmenopausal women with low bone mass, those given a whole-body vibration device to use at home for a year showed no clear benefits.

The bottom line, the researchers say, is that the tactic cannot be recommended as a way for older women to...

Depression and Osteoporosis

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Depression and Osteoporosis

This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including osteoporosis.

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Depression and Osteoporosis

This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including osteoporosis.