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Osteoporosis Quiz
What Do You Know About Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens a person's bones, making them less dense and more fragile. 1. In which age bracket does bone density peak and the rate of bone loss begin to exceed the rate of bone formation? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Bone formation continues at a pace faster than resorption (bone loss) until peak bone mass (maximum bone density and strength) is reached around age 30. After age 30, bone resorp...
Calcium Quiz
The Calcium Quiz Test your knowledge of the importance of calcium by taking this quiz. 1. Calcium plays the following roles in your body: You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Calcium is important to your body in many ways—from your bones to your heart to your nerves, muscles, and blood. A. Develops and maintains strong bones and teeth B. Helps maintain normal heart rhythm C. Enables muscles to work D. Transmits nerve impulses E. Aids in blood clotting F. All of the above 2...
Back Care Quiz
What Do You Know About Taking Care of Your Back? Oh, my aching back! Back pain is one of the most common complaints patients bring to the doctor's office. But how serious is it? Take this quiz and see how much you know about back care. 1. How many vertebrae are in the spinal column? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Thirty-three vertebrae make up the spinal column. A. 53 B. 43 C. 33 D. 23 2. How many Americans will experience back pain in their lifetime? You didn't answ...
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Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for Women
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for Women Osteoporosis is a chronic disease that slowly weakens bones until they break easily. It is caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors and, in some cases, by medical conditions or medications. Millions of Americans over age 50 have osteoporosis. In addition, millions more have low bone mass, which puts them at risk for the disease. Osteoporosis primarily affects women; one in two U.S. women and one in four U.S. men over 50 will suffer a broken bone in ...
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