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USPSTF: At-risk women younger than 65 should get osteoporosis screening

The US Preventive Services Task Force, in a recommendation statement published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, continued to recommend that women ages 65 years and older be screened for osteoporosis, using bone density scans, to prevent osteoporotic fractures. Postmenopausal women under age 65 who are at higher risk of osteoporosis, based on formal clinical risk assessment tools, also should be screened, the task force said.

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