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How to avoid a hip fracture

A healthy diet, avoiding smoking, minimizing alcohol intake, and regular exercise are good preventative measures. Pexels

(Dr. Marianne Ritchie/ The Philly Voice) — The weather outside is frightful, but don’t think that snow and ice make winter the only time of year when hip fractures occur. As baby boomers age, the elderly population increases worldwide and so does the number of hip fractures.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Scot Brown from the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute on “Your Radio Doctor,” a medical talk show that airs every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT. We discussed the risks, management, and prevention of this common injury. (…)

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