Bone and Joint Awareness (Postmenopausal Osteoporosis) – Video with Dr. Mary Oates

Dr. Norma Goodwin, Founder and President of Health Power for Minorities, interviews Dr. Mary Oates, a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, about fragility fractures (low-impact fractures) that occur in 1 of 2 U.S. women over the age of 50. These fractures may not be due to clumsiness, but due to a condition called postmenopausal osteoporosis, or bone thinning.

Dr. Oates discusses risk factors for postmenopausal women and the importance of preventive treatment, especially calcium and vitamin D.

 

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