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Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Susan Perry helps MinnPost readers make their way through the thicket of health happenings, trends, studies and research. Perry has written several health-related books, and her articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Minnesota Monthly, The History Channel Magazine and Woman's Day. She is a former writer/editor for Time-Life Books and a former editor of Nutrition Action Healthletter, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Drug approach to preventing hip fractures lacks evidence

Drug approach to preventing hip fractures lacks evidence and leads to unnecessary harm, say experts

In the United States, more than 250,000 adults aged 65 and older are admitted to hospitals for hip fractures each year, the CDC says.