As twins, Donna Polinger and Diana Wheeler-Fiveson shared tastes in clothes, career goals, and many good times together. At age 50, they discovered they also shared a diagnosis of osteoporosis. So jointly, with the guidance of HSS's Osteoporosis Prevention Center, they began a regimen of diet and exercise to help stop osteoporosis in its tracks.
Eight million women and two million men have osteoporosis in this country. Among them are Ruth and Arthur Seidenstein, who both developed the bone disorder as a result of other medical conditions. Thanks to the Osteoporosis Prevention Center, they are on a therapy regimen to build bone, providing them with the necessary freedom to focus on their family rather than on the fear of fracturing.
Remember, it's never too late. Osteoporosis does not have to be an inevitable part of aging. It is treatable and preventable. It is our mission at the Osteoporosis Prevention Center to PREVENT THROUGH EDUCATION.