Osteoporosis Awareness

In the U.S., an estimated 5.3 million people aged 50 years and older already have developed and are living with osteoporosis.A female-dominant disease, half of all women ages 50 years and older will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.

Beth Battaglino, RN and CEO of HealthyWomen, joins Dr. Orlando Ortiz, Radiologist Chair, Department of Radiology for the North Bronx Healthcare Network, to raise awareness about osteoporosis, back pain and spinal fracture. They encourage women to speak with their health care provider about symptoms and treatment options, as well as provide tips and resources for osteoporosis risk factors, prevention, and management. For more information, please visit HealthyWomen.org.