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Communicating Radiation Risk to Patients

communicating radiation risk

Radiologic technologists play an important role in communicating radiation risk to patients. To this end, they must establish a rapport with the patient. One of the major challenges of risk communication is the difference in risk perception by healthcare professionals and the general public. To effectively communicate the risks and benefits of radiation exposure, radiographers need to understand this difference themselves. It is also important to remember that the general public may have obtained information from non-technical sources such as newspapers, magazines, TV shows, and Internet sites. Moreover, the layperson is prone to give equal importance to information from unverified sources and scientific bodies.

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Best Vitamin D for Bone Health: Dietary Sources or Supplements?

best vitamin D for bone health

For most individuals, the recommended intake of vitamin D is 200 IU per day. However, people in the 50- to 70-year age group are recommended to increase their vitamin D intake to 400 IU per day. People above the age of 70 should take 600 IU of vitamin D every day. What is the best vitamin D for bone health? Dietary sources or supplements?

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Fall Prevention Strategies to Reduce Fracture Risk in Your Patients

fall prevention strategies

Low bone mineral density is the underlying reason for fragility fractures in individuals with osteoporosis. However, very often, the precipitating event that results in a fracture is a fall. Therefore, fall prevention strategies play a critical role in reducing fractures. Falls are the major reason for hip fractures. They also contribute substantially to fractures at other sites such as the pelvis, spine, upper arm, and wrist.

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