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Osteoporosis is Undertreated in Fracture Patients
Many patients who suffer a hip fracture are not told they have osteoporosis, nor are they offered treatment for the condition, according to research presented at the American Geriatrics Society’s 2016 annual meeting. Researchers gathered information from patients who had been hospitalized for a hip

Frontline: Cervical Cancer; Osteoporosis; Menopause

Two tests better than one for cervical cancer detection
Researchers have discovered that examining results from two screening tests for gynecological cancer—the Pap test and the high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) test—significantly improved the detection of cervical cancer and pre-cancerous lesions among more than 1,600 women. The researchers found that, on its

Bisphosphonate Therapy for Osteoporosis: New Guidelines

Bisphosphonates (BP) were initially developed in the 1960s, but their use in arresting bone loss began in the 1990s. They are the most commonly used medication for osteoporosis—in the U.S. alone, osteoporosis results in 1.5 million fractures per year. Alendronate (Fosamax) was the first BP drug commercially available to treat

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