NIH Senior Health Website Features "Osteoporosis"
Information about osteoporosis added to NIH Senior Health website.
Akinso: The older you are, the greater your risk for developing osteoporosis. That's one of the many facts you'll learn when you check out NIHSeniorHealth.gov, a website created especially for older adults and their families. Dr. Joan McGowan, the Director of the Musculoskeletal and Diseases Branch at the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, says you're never too young or old to think about improving your bone health.
McGowan: A lot of people have the term osteoporosis used by their doctor,and if they don't ask right away, they're not quite sure what he means or what does this disease mean to me. And here's an easy way to go in and either, after your doctor has mentioned osteoporosis to you, find out: "What it is? What are the risk factors? What can you do about it?" Or potentially before going to the doctor, a person may want to review this site so that they can ask some very good questions of their personal physician.
Akinso: Once again the website is www.NIHSeniorHealth.gov. The website is a joint production of the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine. This is Wally Akinso at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda Maryland.