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Get a Bone Density Test

If you are 65 or older, it’s time to get a bone density test. The test will tell you if you are at risk for osteoporosis. If you are between the ages of 60 and 64, talk to your doctor about testing your bone strength.
Finding osteoporosis early means that you can treat it before it gets worse. Treating osteoporosis can help slow the rate of bone loss and make your bones less likely to break.
In the United States, 10 million people have osteoporosis. Find out if you are one of them.
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Start Today: Small Steps
  • Make an appointment to get a bone density test at your local health center.
  • Add foods with calcium to your grocery list such as fat-free milk or yogurt.
  • Check up on Your Bones with this interactive tool.
  • Learn more about how you can prevent osteoporosis.

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