SAN DIEGO — On this video unique, Jonathan D. Leffert, MD, talks with Nicole C. Wright, PhD, MPH, about well being disparities in metabolic bone illness.
Leffert is managing accomplice at North Texas Endocrine Heart and previous president of AACE. He’s additionally an Endocrine In the present day Editorial Board Member. Wright is an epidemiologist and affiliate professor within the Faculty of Public Well being on the College of Alabama at Birmingham.
Osteoporosis is often considered a illness of older white ladies, however illness burden is massive additionally amongst males, Black adults and people with sure situations, corresponding to diabetes and cancers, based on Wright. She discusses social determinants of well being and the way endocrinologists would possibly acknowledge these to extend screening and remedy for osteoporosis, together with imaging methods and vitamin.