Early Testing for Osteoporosis Gives a Voice to a Silent Disease

By Chad Deal, M.D.

Many women don’t know they have osteoporosis until they fracture a bone. Early testing for osteoporosis can help them get timely and effective treatment to reduce the risk of future fractures.

A woman may not know she has osteoporosis until she suffers a low impact fracture of the wrist or shoulder (Photo source: iStock)

Early testing in healthcare has been a hot topic in recent months. For both infectious diseases and countless other…

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