National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month. It is certainly a disease that merits great attention and action.

Osteoporosis is a remarkably common disease, yet it is also one of today's most preventable diseases! While the disease primarily targets women from midlife onwards, it also effects men and is common among all socio-economic and geographic groups.

The good news is that by taking some simple steps most people can reduce their chances of developing osteoporosis in later life. Also, new medications and treatments are increasingly controlling the condition among current patients.

Throughout the month, SpineUniverse and Kyphon are partnering to present the latest information about osteoporosis, including:

Risk factors

Screening for osteoporosis is important

Bone Mineral Density testing is the painless and quick way to identify or predict osteoporosis

Prevention tips

Updated on: 11/13/12
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