In Osteoporosis, the Need Is Simply Too Great

Aug 20, 2020, 06:09 PM

In the U.S. there are about 54 million women and men, who have low bone density and are at risk of having a fracture. And, despite having access to effective treatments, most people are not being tested or treated---even high risk patients. It's a major public health concern and a crisis in medicine, says Dr. Michael Lewiecki, who is a specialist in osteoporosis and bone diseases. Bone Health TeleECHO is filling this gap in medicine. Today, Dr. Lewiecki tells us how.

In the U.S. there are about 54 million women and men, who have low bone density and are at risk of having a fracture. And, despite having access to effective treatments, most people are not being tested or treated---even high risk patients. It's a major public health concern and a crisis in medicine, says Dr.  Michael Lewiecki, who is a specialist in osteoporosis and bone diseases. Bone Health TeleECHO is filling this gap in medicine. Today, Dr. Lewiecki tells us how.