Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 11th, 2001
That's surprising news for many women. But according to the September 2001 issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource, an estimated eight million women have osteoporosis and another 18 million women have bones that are thin enough to put them at risk for injury.
Fortunately, osteoporosis is a largely preventable disease, for which there is a painless, noninvasive screening test: bone density scanning. A typical bone density scan uses low-dose rays to measure the density of the bones in your hip, spine or wrist. Other...
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