When you hear the word "osteoporosis," you may think of a little old Caucasian lady, feeble and hunched over a walker. But osteoporosis doesn't only happen to older Caucasian women. Osteoporosis occurs in women and men from all backgrounds. READ MORE

Menopause and Osteoporosis: How to Take Charge of Your Bone Health

The sharp decline in estrogen that comes around menopause leads to a weakening of women's bones. That's why it's important to know how to take charge of your bone health and prevent fractures.

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Osteoporosis: Knowing – and Owning – Your Numbers

As with so many things, when it comes to aging, what’s on the inside ultimately matters most.

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Understanding Your Bone Health as You Age

As you age, postmenopausal osteoporosis is more likely to occur because your body's natural bone remodeling process becomes unbalanced. Here's what you need to know.

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Help Prevent Osteoporosis: "Love Your Bones: Protect Your Future"

Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Find out how you can keep strong bones.

Menopause & Aging Well

How a Simple Fall Caused My Spinal Fracture

Dawn, despite hearing a loud pop after falling, never thought she could have fractured her spine, but she did. Read her story.

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My Back Pain Turned Out to Be a Vertebral Compression Fracture

Susan fell while roller skating with grandson, which caused a bone in her spine to collapse. Read her story. 


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Fast Facts on VCF

The risk of this condition increases with age; about 40 percent of women age 80 and older are affected. Here’s what you need to know.

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