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New Osteoporosis Screening Recommendations Issued
Date:1/18/2011

the fracture rate and overall costs, Recker said. One study, for instance, found that good management of osteoporosis cuts the hip fracture rate 25 to 50 percent.

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To calculate your fracture risk, visit the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

SOURCES: Ned Calonge, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and president and CEO, The Colorado Trust, Denver; Robert R. Recker, M.D., president, National Osteoporosis Foundation; Jan. 18, 2011, Annals of Internal Medicine; March 2010, Current Osteoporosis Reports


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