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  • UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

    Sacred Heart ending mobile breast cancer screening service

    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is getting rid of its “mammography coach,” the mobile radiology lab that has provided women across the Inland Northwest with breast cancer and osteoporosis screenings …

  • Osteoporosis is more common and more dangerous than most think

    Osteoporosis doesn’t just happen to old ladies. Rather, it’s a disease that can weaken anyone’s bones, regardless of age or sex, putting them at higher risk of fracture – which …

  • Medical Lake events offer free bone density test

    Do you have osteoporosis? Are you at risk? Find out this weekend by getting a free bone-density test at the Stride for Strong Bones 5k fun run/walk or at the …

  • Finding your sunshine state

    Feeling down? Try vitamin D, some studies suggest. Wary of flu or multiple sclerosis? Overweight?

  • Osteoporosis drugs may harm bone

    LOS ANGELES – Medications called bisphosphonates are standard tools for the treatment of osteoporosis. They include Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel and Reclast. But new data released Wednesday raise some concern about …

  • Osteoporosis treatment speeds healing, study finds

    A drug used to treat severe osteoporosis promotes healing of hard-to-mend fractures in the elderly and others, reducing pain and time spent in nursing, researchers said Tuesday. In preliminary studies, …

  • Most osteoporosis drugs cause stomach upset

    Dear Dr. Gott: I am an 84-year-old woman in very good health. My only problem is severe osteoporosis. I am unable to tolerate any of the current osteoporosis prescription pills …