GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- Over the past two years, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people to neglect other health conditions such as chronic or acute illnesses. As a result, health screenings have been put on the back burner and are overlooked by some health care providers. While it is imperative to protect oneself from COVID-19 and its variants, it is also important to be mindful of your overall health. According to medical professionals, the number one cause of preventable death in America is osteoporosis.  

Osteoporosis is also known as “low bone mass” and refers to a condition that causes bone weakness. As a result, an individual with osteoporosis is susceptible to fractures, broken bones and preventable accidents (falling, slipping, etc.). During a new episode of AARP Real Possibilities, Paula D. Cunningham joins two medical professionals to detail symptoms of osteoporosis, debunk myths, and provide tips to lower the risk of developing this illness.  

Watch the video featured above to learn more.  

Featured guests include:  

  • Dr. Joshua P. June DO, Great Lakes Center of Rheumatology  
  • Kevin Duffy PA-C, Great Lakes Center of Rheumatology  

About AARP Real Possibilities 

Real Possibilities by AARP Michigan is a weekly TV show which airs every Tuesday on WOTV 4 Women in West Michigan at noon. Real Possibilities strives to improve the quality of life for older adults with advice and insights to show life’s real possibilities from partner businesses in Michigan. 

All episodes are archived here for you to stream 24/7/365, so enjoy the shows and discover all the real possibilities for you!