Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that causes bones to become thin
and porous, significantly increasing the risk for spinal and hip fractures.
Osteoporosis usually does not have an effect on people until they are 60 or
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Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
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November 6, 2012
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November 06, 2012
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