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12 Osteoporosis Terms You Should Know

Recently diagnosed with osteoporosis? Here’s a guide to some common terms you should understand.

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Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures: What You Should Know

Get the facts about reducing your risk of osteoporosis, straight from the clinical director of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

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Do You Need Surgery for Vertebral Fractures?

When pain medications and rest aren’t enough to reduce pain from a vertebral fracture, surgery may be necessary.

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What Is a Vertebral Compression Fracture?

An estimated 25 percent of American women over 50 experience compression fractures in their lifetime. Here’s what to know about this common source of back pain.

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Scoliosis and Kyphosis: What to Know

These two spinal deformities usually develop in childhood or adolescence, but they can worsen with age.

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Fragility Fractures: What to Know

A fragility fracture can be a sign of osteoporosis and can increase your risk for other serious fractures in the future.

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Tests for Osteoporosis Diagnosis

You’ve just been diagnosed with osteoporosis and you aren’t sure what other tests to have besides the DXA. It’s a good idea to have blood and urine tests to check for mineral and vitamin metabolism problems, among others, and to check for secondary m...