Today is officially, World Osteoporosis Day for 2012. Each year the International Osteoporosis Foundation dedicates this day to raising global awareness to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Activities are planned in over 90 countries.
This year’s World Osteoporosis Day theme for raising awareness of fracture prevention is “Stop at One. Make your first break your last.” The theme includes 3 major messages: 1) Fragility fractures are no accident. The underlying cause of many fractures is osteoporosis, 2) Fractures are warning signs: one fracture leads to another, and 3) Over 50 and had a fracture? Get tested — get treated.