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Treatment and Prevention of Osteoporosis

Posted by Health Link Producer

Osteoporosis is a silent disease.  Sometimes there are no warning signs until a fracture occurs.  As many as half of all women and a quarter of men, older than 50, will break a bone due to osteoporosis.  On HEALTH LINK we examine the latest in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.  Find out what you can do to strengthen your bones and prevent this potentially debilitating disease.

GUESTS

Penny Shure
Penny Shure is a movement therapist. She is the owner of Healing with Movement Pilates in Albany, NY where she teaches daily group and private sessions to people of all ages and fitness levels.  In addition to teaching Gentle Pilates and Structural Awareness for Bone Health she developed a prevention program for children and teens called Million Dollar Bones.

Mark Fruiterman, MD
Dr. Mark Fruiterman is an Endocrinologist in practice with The Endocrine Group located in Albany, NY.

Michael Gabor, MD
Dr. Michael Gabor is a Diagnostic Radiologist at Capital Imaging Associates of Latham, NY.

Ann Carey Tobin, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Ann Carey Tobin is an integrative medicine specialist whose practice, Partners in Healing (PIH) in Delmar is dedicated to nurturing the healer within. PIH accounts for the whole person--body, mind and spirit.  Ann is a board certified family physician with special interests in women's health, prevention, and health education. She also writes for the Times Union Holistic Health blog

RESOURCES

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American College of Rheumatology 

Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education

The National Osteoporosis Foundation 

MedlinePlus

NIHSeniorHealth 

Womenshealth.gov

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