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  • Insurance Coverage for DXA Tests

    Medicare coverage Medicare will pay for a bone density test (DXA) as part of preventive screening every two years for women 65 or older and men 70 or older. Many…

  • In the public health world, there are three types of prevention: primary, secondary and tertiary. Primary prevention is keeping the disease of osteoporosis from getting started. The steps for primary…

  • Lately, there have been concerns raised about the overuse of screening procedures, including bone densitometry. (Newsweek, Aug 14, 2011). While there may be many screening tests that are expensive and…