Many Sacramento Women at Risk of Developing Osteoporosis Do Not Receive Screenings
A study led by researchers from UC-Davis found that many Sacramento-area women with a high-risk of osteoporosis are not tested for the condition, while women with a lower risk for the condition are screened too often. In a release, the study's senior author Joshua Fenton -- as associate professor at UC-Davis -- said, "Health systems should invest in developing electronic health record systems that prompt providers at the point-of-care when screening is needed and when it can be postponed."
- "Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It" (Preidt, HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report, 5/25).