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  1. Gattullo, Barbara Ann APRN-BC, CDE
  2. Cichminski, Lucille MSN, RN
  3. Kumar, Coleen MS, RN, CS
  4. Giachetta-Ryan, Denise MSN, RN, CNOR


What do postmenopausal women and older men have in common? Osteoporosis-a chronic skeletal disorder that weakens the bones and increases the risk of unexpected fractures. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that more than 10 million Americans currently have osteoporosis and another 34 million have osteopenia, or low bone mass. We highlight the importance of osteoporosis prevention and education.