Osteoporosis. Recommended guidelines and New Jersey legislation.

S. A. Shapses, M. M. Luckey, J. P. Levine, J. K. Timins, G. M. Mackenzie

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More than 28 million Americans aged 50 and over have osteoporosis or low bone density. While 80% of those affected are women, one in eight men also suffer from the disease. This number is expected to increase as men live longer. Commonly called the "silent disease," osteoporosis exhibits no symptoms or pain until a fracture occurs. The most common fractures involve the wrist, vertebra, and hip. Half of all women and 20% of men will have at least one osteoporosis fracture in their lifetime. This article describes statewide efforts to prevent and manage osteoporosis and the recommended practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalNew Jersey medicine : the journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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