Features August 2007 Issue

New Ways to Bolster Bone Strength

With more options than ever, you can now prevent or treat osteoporosis before it leads to a fracture.

Osteoporosis, the bone-thinning disease, is the most common cause of fractures among older adults Each year, 1.5 million people suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture, usually occurring in the spine, hip, or wrist. Because osteoporosis is a "silent disease," a fracture is often its first symptom.

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