The Brittle Bones That Compromise Your Life

According to LifeZette:

broken-handEver break a bone — from a fall, an accident, or something else? Chances are your physicians didn’t check to see why it happened.

Millions of Americans have osteoporosis, a condition characterized by fragile bones and an increased susceptibility to fracture — yet they have no idea of this. The lack of awareness, some health officials believe, could put this nation at risk for a “fracture tsunami” — the impact of which will be felt in the near future on both a public health and socioeconomic level.

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