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What Is Osteopenia?

What Is Osteopenia?

Many people are familiar with the term osteoporosis, a disease in which your bones become weak and brittle. But what is osteopenia? Osteopenia is the term used to describe a state of low bone-mineral density that’s not as severe as osteoporosis but that can lead to osteoporosis in some people.

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Do You Really Need That Imaging Test?

Advanced imaging technology has helped doctors spot more cases of thyroid cancer over the past decade, according to recent research (Thyroid, Sept. 2015). However, the study revealed that nearly one-third of these cases involve people with low-risk tumors that are not likely to cause harm. The data suggest that an

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