Most older people who have a fracture are not getting tested for osteoporosis and not having the standard treatment that can reduce their risk of a further fracture by 50 per cent,’ says Prof John Carey, consultant physician and associate professor of medicine at NUI Galway. Photograph: iStockphoto

Osteoporosis is one of those chronic medical conditions that are so prevalent, particularly in those over 60, that it is almost ignored. About 20 year(...)