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My Spouse Has Osteoporosis but Still Takes Unnecessary Risks ... Now What?

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Q. My partner is 65 and was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis after a bone-density test. She remains active — almost recklessly so. She insists on climbing a ladder to clean our gutters and takes unnecessary risks, like hiking the steep mountain trails near our town. I hesitate to quash her spirit of adventure, but I also don't want her to break every bone in her body in an avoidable fall. What can I do? — A Concerned Spouse

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