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Dear Reader, “Hard as bone”—that’s an expression we’ve all heard. But what does it really mean? Healthy bones are indeed hard. Your skeletal system does yeoman’s work in supporting your body and facilitating your movements. But when you have osteoporosis (literally “porous bone”), you can no longer count on your skeleton to be sturdy enough to withstand even routine stress. A twist, a bend, an unexpected jolt—all can snap a dangerously weak bone. Sadly,…

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