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April 2020
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Cataracts

Get your sight right

Vision clouding due to cataracts can usually be fixed with fairly minor, but very high tech surgery. Still, appropriate timing of surgery and selection of replacement lens are decisions where our guidance can help.

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Carbon monoxide

If your carbon monoxide alarm sounds, you should try to find the source of the carbon monoxide and fix it.
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Second Opinion

I've never had a fracture or any bone health issues. Should I still get a bone density test?

It depends. A bone density test uses X-rays to measure the amount of calcium and other minerals in a segment of bone. By identifying decreases, your doctor can determine your risk of fractures and diagnose and monitor progression of osteoporosis.

If you're a woman 65 or older, a bone density test is recommended. Even if testing reveals your bone health is good, this test can serve as a baseline measurement for future testing. Testing is also important for women and men who've broken a bone after age 50.

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