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Unformatted text preview: such as a broken bone. Osteoporosis is a disease that makes your bones sponge like and abnormally fragile, which makes them susceptible to a fracture. The risk factors include being a female, advanced age, having a small frame, smoking, family history to name a few. Osteoporosis is diagnosed by using your history, and done density tests. At this time there is no cure, so you have to prevent it while you are young. Arthritis is inflammation of a joint. It causes persistent joint pain and stiffness. Your joints may become swollen, lose flexibility, and become deformed to the point of losing function. The common joints that are affected are fingers, hips, knees, and lower vertebrae. Keeping active, eating right, and exercise can help prevent Arthritis, and Osteoporosis....
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2011 for the course HCA 220 220 taught by Professor Sumpter during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10