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Many Colonoscopies for Seniors Carry Unnecessary Risks

Colon cancer usually progresses slowly, so early detection is less likely to benefit older adults. Also, colonoscopies come with a risk of perforation of the intestine, bleeding or incontinence

March 12, 2013 — Karen Rowan and MyHealthNewsDaily

9 Percent of Older Adults Have Osteoporosis

The new estimate is based on measurements taken at the hip and lower part of the spine, not just the hip as in a previous major study. In some, osteoporosis may be present at only one site

April 26, 2012 — Karen Rowan and MyHealthNewsDaily

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