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Cardiovascular MRI can uncover previously undetected cardiac disease in patients with connective tissue disorders. An international group of experts recommends specific uses.  (©Designua/Shutterstock.com)

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Having the data to determine success percentages can help surgeons and other providers make the right decisions when it comes to expenditures and recouping reimbursement.

All patients about to undergo surgery should be preoperatively evaluated for fall history, according to a new op-ed in the journal EBioMedicine.

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Bisphosphonates, bone health and more: In this slideshow, we revisit some of the studies presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting, which took place Sept. 16-19 in Atlanta.


Treating post-menopausal osteoporosis patients with romosozumab could improve their long-term bone density, a study shows.


Low protein intake may be responsible for fractures in older men, according to an observational study.


Using the fracture assessment tool with older, community-dwelling women can help reduce their risk of hip fracture over time, study shows.

E. Michael Lewieck M.D

Osteoporosis-related hip fractures are no longer on a downward trend in the U.S. A drop in reimbursement for a common screening technique could be to blame.

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