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Osteoporosis For Dummies
     

Osteoporosis For Dummies

by Carolyn Riester O'Connor, Sharon Perkins
 

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Facts and advice to help people understand and prevent osteoporosis

There are an estimated 55 million Americans over the age of 50 who have low bone mass. This easy-to-understand guide helps readers assess their risk and find a practical approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of osteoporosis. It covers bone density tests and a wide range of

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Facts and advice to help people understand and prevent osteoporosis

There are an estimated 55 million Americans over the age of 50 who have low bone mass. This easy-to-understand guide helps readers assess their risk and find a practical approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of osteoporosis. It covers bone density tests and a wide range of treatment options for osteoporosis-from hormone replacement therapy and acupuncture to calcium-rich foods, supplements, and exercise-and offers pointers on preventing broken hips and other common fractures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764576218
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
356,344
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Riester O'Connor, MD, is certified in bone densitometry and is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

Sharon Perkins, RN, is the coauthor of Breastfeeding For Dummies and Fertility For Dummies.

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