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  1. Shirley’s depiction of osteoporosis highlights the increasing risks that individuals with osteoporosis face in their everyday lives. Osteoporosis weakens the integrity of bones which makes previously mildly-benign accidents (i.e. slipping on the floor) into high-risk, debilitating injuries that snowball the effects of osteoporosis even more! Shirley noted that osteoporosis can stem from a number of factors, but individuals that are innately at the greatest risk are older women with a family history of osteoporosis. Not only are the hormones necessary for proper bone growth deficient, but the aging process and genetics are also working against the individual as well. Overall, Shirley did an excellent job of portraying the symptomology of osteoporosis and connecting it to something we encounter every day. Great job!

    Reed Thomas

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