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This week: osteoporosis, mental health first aid and more

Many factors can put someone at risk for the bone-weakening conditions of osteopenia and the more serious osteoporosis, says endocrinologist Jennifer Kelly, clinical director of the bone density unit at Upstate University Hospital’s Joslin Diabetes Center. Kelly says the risk factors are a woman’s postmenopausal drop in estrogen, a sedentary lifestyle, smoking and endocrine diseases such as hyperthyroidism. She also describes the lifestyle changes and drugs recommended to treat osteoporosis.

Also on this week’s show: mental health first aid, and what expectant parents need to know.

Tune in this Sunday, May 22 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on WRVO.