Osteoporosis Update

Here: a quick overview of updates to the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.

New ACP guidelines improve the specificity of criteria for diagnosis of osteoporosis; update standard therapies; and update bisphosphonate treatments. A brief overview follows.


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