With osteoporosis, 'a fracture is a bone attack'

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones' density and strength are reduced. Not only can the condition be debilitating, but a study by researchers in Europe shows 1 in 3 older adults who suffer a hip fracture die within 12 months. That's why doctors say detection, prevention and treatment are important.

Karen Neumeister shares her experience with osteoporosis, and Dr. Julie Carkin, director of UW Medicine's Strong Bones Program, explains how the disease can be treated. 

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