Lisa and her family are hoping to raise awareness of brittle bone disease
and hope that the DEXA scan will be more readily given to children who come in with similar injuries.
Brittle Bone disease
makes sufferers prone to fractures.
Calcium is particularly important for teenage girls as they are at high risk of developing brittle bone disease
later in life - recent research has found that one in four teenage girls are not meeting adequate calcium levels.
The hospital has developed a special expertise in the following areas: Spinal Cord Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Scoliosis (curvature of the spine), Spina Bifida, Hand Disorders, Club Foot, Hip Disorders, Brittle Bone Disease
and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The NIH conference brought together national and international experts to present the latest research findings on osteoporosis, a brittle bone disease
characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, which currently afflicts more than 28 million Americans.
Tiny Millie's battle against severe brittle bone disease
began before she was even born, as she broke 30 bones in the womb.
MEN who play a lot of football in their 20s are protecting themselves from brittle bone disease
, researchers claimed yesterday.
Plus, paralympic athlete David Smith and his fiancee, brittle bone disease
sufferer Kat Watkins, discuss how they've beaten the odds to achieve a perfectly healthy sex life.
Patients with osteoporosis, or brittle bone disease
, are often given drugs to strength their bones and slow down the thinning.
Among the cells they produced were osteoclasts, large white cells involved in the brittle bone disease
osteoporosis, and eosinophils, which play a role in allergy and asthma.
Brittle bone disease
(osteogenesis imperfecta) affects around one in every 25,000 births.
He says his wife recently read Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult about a girl who suffers from brittle bone disease
, reads a lot and is interested in trivia.