Talk to your doctor about bone health – a message from Health Minister Peter Dutton
Health Minister Peter Dutton has urged Australians to pay attention to their bone health in a new video released for World Osteoporosis Day. Mr Dutton encourages men and women to “think about their bones and ask your doctor for help in looking after them”.
The video is one of a series of events and talks from high profile speakers to raise awareness of the brittle bone disease ahead of World Osteoporosis Day this Monday (20 October 2014).
Osteoporosis Australia CEO Gail Morgan said “This year the focus is on men – who are often unaware they are at risk of developing osteoporosis."
The Minister says World Osteoporosis Day is an opportunity to highlight the problem, particularly in men who account for one third of fractures from osteoporosis each year.