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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is thinning of the bones, making them more vulnerable to fracture.  Diagnosis is made with the use of a DEXA scan, which typically evaluates density at the hip and the lower spine.  Osteopenia is "borderline osteoporosis."  These conditions are fairly...

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Heartburn can be dangerous

Heartburn can be dangerous

Frequent heartburn should not be taken lightly!  Untreated reflux, especially in those who smoke and drink alcohol, can in some cases lead to cancer of the esophagus (pictured to the left).  Acid reflux burns the esophagus, creating changes in the lining that...

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