Barbara Hannah Grufferman, nationally recognized author of “Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life”, shares her strategies for early diagnosis of and customized treatments for osteoporosis. As an NOF board member and author, Barbara is passionate about both healthy aging and osteoporosis education. It is estimated that nearly half of all women over age 50 will break a bone due to the effects of osteoporosis. What makes the disease so elusive is that no symptoms appear until a sufferer fractures a bone. The good news is that osteoporosis is generally preventable and, for those with the diagnosis, treatable. In this latest postcast, Barbara offers invaluable advice that, regardless of whether you suffer from osteoporosis or simply want to reduce your risk, can help each of us protect our ability to live our best life.
Proactive healthcare is key to the wellbeing for older adults — especially for postmenopausal women. In this first episode of a new series on bone health, Elizabeth Thompson, CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, interviews Dr. Ethel Siris, Director of the Toni Stabile Osteoporosis Center at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Siris discusses why postmenopausal women are particularly vulnerable to osteoporosis, and offers strategies for dealing with the disease, as well as encouraging insights on why it is never too late to lessen your chance of bone loss and fracture — even into your 90s!