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Get a Bone Density Test: Quick Guide to Healthy LivingIf you are age 65 or older, it’s time to get a test to find out your bone strength. A bone density test will tell you if you are at risk for osteoporosis. ... Details >National Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services2004 Surgeon General's Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis: What It Means To YouThis People's Piece is specifically written for the American people as a companion piece to the larger Surgeon General's report on bone health and osteoporosis. The magazine-style, full-color booklet ... Details >Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesBone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General (2004)This first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on bone health and osteoporosis provides much needed information on bone health, an often overlooked
aspect of physical health. This report follows in the tra... Details >Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesBone Mass Measurement: What the Numbers MeanA bone mineral density (BMD) test is the best way to determine your bone health. BMD tests can identify osteoporosis, determine your risk for fractures (broken bones), and measure your response to ost... Details >NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource CenterBone Up on Bone Loss You make the bone that must last your lifetime when you are between the ages of 10 and 18 years old. This bone is known as your "peak bone mass." To reach the best possible peak bone mass, you must ge... Details >American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsHow Can Health Professionals Improve Bone Health?Health care professionals have a critical role to play in helping their patients maintain strong, healthy bones throughout life. Evaluating potential risk factors for bone disease and promoting bone-h... Details >Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesHow to Keep Your Bones Healthy Osteoporosis causes bones to thin and weaken. With osteoporosis, bone minerals (mainly calcium) are lost, causing bones to become so brittle that they could result in a wrist, hip or spine fracture. N... Details >American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsMilk Matters Campaign -- National Institute of Child Health and Human DevelopmentThis site addresses the growing problem of inadequate calcium consumption among children and adolescents. It provides information and resources for the general public and health care professionals tha... Details >National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of HealthMyths and Realities of Bone HealthOver several decades, scientists have learned a significant amount about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of bone disease. Eight myths about bone health are debunked in this fact sheet.... Details >Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesOne-Minute Osteoporosis Risk Test Also available in: Chinese-Traditional French Hindi Japanese Portugese Russian Spanish Thai Find out if you have osteoporosis risk factors. Take the One Minute Risk Test.
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