Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis will be the subject of Women's Health Connection, a monthly radio program produced by KSL Radio and The Women's Centers of Intermountain Health Care, on Wednesday, May 1.

Dr. Deborah Robinson will discuss how doctors accurately diagnose and treat osteoporosis. In the United States, there are about 1.5 million fractures attributable to osteoporosis annually."Osteoporosis is the result of excessive and prolonged loss of bone mass," Robinson said. "It is a major public health problem. Osteoporosis leaves bones thinner, more porous, brittle and susceptible to fractures."

Women's Health Connection is a monthly feature that focuses exclusively on women's health issues. KSL radio personality Doug Wright hosts the program from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. Listeners can call the station at 575-8255 to discuss the topic.