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Strong Bones for Life
An Update on Osteoporosis

Karen Kemmis, DPT
Joslin Diabetes Center at SUNY Upstate Medical University

Jeri W. Nieves, PhD
Helen Hayes Hospital
Director of NYS Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, “…By 2020, half of all Americans over 50 will have weak bones if we do not make changes to our diet and lifestyle.”

One in every two women and one in every four men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in her or his remaining lifetime. Osteoporosis is often considered a disease that affects only older individuals. However, prevention strategies (including proper diet and regular exercise) can help promote healthy bones throughout life. Drs. Kemmis and Nieves will explain the public health significant of osteoporosis, its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Broadcast originally aired May 18, 2006

For the purposes of providing continuing education credits, this program was reviewed in June, 2008 and renewed until June 2010.

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