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Osteoporosis: Love your bones so they'll love you back

Hip fractures hurt! Did you know 1 in 5 older Americans who suffer from a hip fracture die within a year of the fracture? One in 5 people with a hip fracture end up in a nursing home within a year. Hip fractures account for 300,000 hospitalizations each year. You may not realize how common it is, that it affects both men and women, and – most importantly – that there are steps you can take to prevent and/or treat it!

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Choosing the right eye care provider

Choosing an eye care provider can be confusing! Optometrists, optometrists, opthalmalogists. It is important to understand the differences in education, training, credentials, and experience levels that distinguish one type of eye care provider from another - and what kind of services each specializes in.

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Eye care 101

Consumers have many choices of eye care providers: opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists. How do you know which kind of provider is right for your needs?

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