Testing for osteoporosis: Assessing your risk for bone breaks

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(BPT) – As people age, they become more likely to develop osteoporosis, a disease that occurs when bones lose density and mass. This can cause bones to be brittle, weak and easily broken. The good news is, if you’re at risk of osteoporosis, there are proactive measures you can take to monitor your bone health….

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Learn about PPP, a rare disease that causes temporary paralysis

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(BPT) – Imagine you’re a college student performing with your musical theater troupe. It’s summertime and swampy-hot at the outdoor venue, and it doesn’t help that you’re wearing a pioneer dress that weighs about 10 pounds. But you’re singing and dancing under the spotlights, and your partner is picking you up to do a dance…

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Which of the following is true about routine childhood vaccines?


(BPT) – Now that kids are back in the classroom, it’s important to remember that their brains aren’t the only things that will be put to the test — their immune systems will, too. Parents can make sure children are up to date on all recommended vaccinations to help prevent them from getting vaccine-preventable diseases…

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