The Rome News-Tribune recently covered our osteoporosis event, “The Silent T: Osteoporosis … when ignorance is not bliss,” at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. They said:
Half of all women and every fifth man over the age of 50 are at risk for osteoporosis, according to Dr. Abhijit Kanthala Reddy of Redmond Regional Medical Center.
It’s called a silent disease because the first outward sign is a broken bone — usually a hip, wrist or spine. After that, it’s downhill from there.
“After the first one, you have five times the risk of another. With two or more, there’s 12 times the risk. It’s like a domino effect,” said Dr. Daniel Webb, a Harbin Clinic neurosurgeon.
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Photo: Chef Paulson prepares high calcium entree for the event. Photo courtesy Rome News-Tribune