May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Osteoporosis is a loss of bone density that can occur as we age and is responsible for at least 2 million fractures each year.

A healthy diet, one rich in fruits and vegetables and calcium and vitamin D, as well as weight-bearing and muscle strengthening exercise, are critical elements in building Peak Bone Mass and maintaining bone strength throughout our lives.

Medicare covers a number of preventive services, including bone mass measurements.

Ask a SHIIP counselor for more information.