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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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Why is my heel measured during osteoporosis screening?
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An ultrasound is used to measure the bone density of your heel. We measure the heel because its bone...
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How accurate is a heel ultrasound as a screening tool for osteoporosis?
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The National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment (NORA) Study, published December 12, 2001, in the Journal ...
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Is a bone-density test for osteoporosis covered by insurance?
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Although this depends on your insurance provider, most will cover a bone-density test if you hav...
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What Are the Benefits of Osteoporosis Screening?
What Are the Benefits of Osteoporosis Screening?

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