Osteoporotic fractures are among the most prevalent postmenopausal health conditions. In the US alone, more than 1.5 million fractures, including 700,000 vertebral and 300,000 hip fractures, occur in men and women every year. Host Dr. John Russell welcomes Dr. Sol Epstein, an osteoporosis expert who will discuss strategies for dealing with this major public health issue. Dr. Epstein is professor of medicine and geriatrics at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Epstein is currently a paid consultant to Mission Pharmacal Company.