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Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens a person's bones. It makes them less dense and more fragile. Test your knowledge of this disease by taking the following quiz.
Something as harmless as coughing can cause a rib to break, but the most common cause of broken bones is a fall. The most common places for a bone to break are the back, wrist, and hip. It's important to prevent falls. Here are ideas:
Francesca Torriani, MD
Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Clinical Epidemiology
UC San Diego | School of Medicine