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National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
May 1, 2022 – May 31, 2022 CDT
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month is celebrated in May, and sponsored by the National Osteoporosis Foundation. The intention of osteoporosis awareness is to promote good bone health through the prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis. National Osteoporosis Month encourages people to understand the risk factors associated with osteoporosis. Preventative measures which promote healthy bones include sufficient calcium intake, achieving adequate levels of vitamin D, and performing bone healthy exercises.
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month recognizes that osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone density. People with low bone density stand a greater chance of fracturing their bones. The elderly and frail are at greater risk from falls which can lead to bone fracture.