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What are the benefits of Osteoporosis screening?

Screening for Osteoporosis can save your life, because it predicts how fast you'll recover from a fall or hip fracture. Check out this Discovery Health video to learn more about skeletal health.

 

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What Are the Benefits of Osteoporosis Screening?
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