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Amy Courtney
05-16-1995, 12:28 AM
The following is a copy of a brief that appeared in the Sunday Plain Dealer
(Cleveland's newspaper) 5/13/95. Some of you may be interested in this
new publication, if you aren't already aware of it. Although the
main points reported below are old news, the report itself may include
some useful data and serve as a reference.

Regards,

Amy Courtney

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Vulnerable Hips:

A new report from the U.S. Office
of Technology Assessment concludes
that hip fractures are overwhelmingly
a problem for older people.

The study found 94 percent of 300,000
hip fractures in 1991 involved people
over 50.

It says avoiding hip fractures in later
life best begins in youth through diet
and exercise to improve bone mass and
strength. In later years, older people
reduce their chances of hip fracture if
they take measures to avoid falls.

The report, "Hip Fracture Outcomes in
People Age Fifty and Over," can be
ordered for $6.50 by writing to
Superintendent of Documents
Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250.
Request stock n0. 052-003-01379-7

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Amy C. Courtney, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

courtney@bme.ri.ccf.org
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