- By Jen O'Hara
Mayo Clinic Radio: Children’s Bone Health
Bone health is important throughout our lives ... but it's crucial during childhood ... when we acquire nearly all of our bone mass. Building healthy bones and diagnosing bone disorders, including scoliosis, early are key to lifelong bone health. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Todd Milbrandt outlines how to ensure healthy bone development. Also on the program, urinary tract infection (UTI) isn't just an adult problem. Pediatric urologist Dr. Candace Granberg discusses diagnosing and treating UTI in kids. And the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued updated recommendations for breast cancer screening. Dr. Karthik Ghosh, director of the Mayo Clinic Breast Diagnostic Clinic, offers advice for sorting through the guidelines.
Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Children have acquired 90 percent of their peak bone mass by the time they reach their late teens.
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