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  • Disease Spotlight: 5 Things to Know About Osteoporosis

    Posted by Katelyn Snider, U.S. Communications and Public Affairs4_5_Untreated.gif

    By the time you finish reading the title of this post, a fragility fracture due to osteoporosis has occurred. It is estimated that a fragility fracture occurs every 3 seconds— totaling nearly 9 million fractures annually, worldwide. In the U.S. alone, fragility fractures are responsible for approximately 500,000 hospitalizations, 800,000 emergency room visits, and 180,000 nursing home placements each year.

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