Men Are New Target for Osteoporosis Treatment
Date: March 25, 2015
The Wall Street Journal published on article on Tuesday highlighting the risks of osteoporosis in men, despite the fact that the disease is commonly thought of in relation to women. “An important goal is to get greater numbers of men to be tested for osteoporosis when they come to a hospital or clinic with a fracture to the wrist, vertebrae, or other bones that wasn’t from a major accident or trauma. Doctors call this a fragility fracture – one that results from a decrease in bone density.” For the last year, the National Bone Health Alliance has been testing “fracture-liaison service” programs in three different hospitals, which make bone-density tests routine for those over 50 with fragility fractures. To learn more, read the complete article on the Wall Street Journal website.