By Karla K. Giese, FNP

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Do your patients have a vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D facilitates calcium absorption, yet is often overlooked in managing osteoporosis. Here’s how to diagnose and treat a deficiency. Too often, less-than-optimal bone health in our patients becomes evident only after a fragility fracture occurs later in life. Early identification of those at risk for osteoporosis—including the identification of potential secondary causes, such as…

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