The statistics are startling: from 2008 to 2012, the number of women using bisphosphonates in response to osteoporosis fell by 50%. The reason? Concern about the dangerous side effects of such drugs, including bone death in the jaw and fractures in the top of the femur. While these are real and serious risks, in fact, they are rare. A recent article in the Harvard Women’s Health Watch warns that by avoiding bisphosphonates, women may in fact be escalating the more likely risk of a serious osteoporotic fracture, which may lead to debilitating and life-altering consequences. The key is to understand how the balance of risks comes out in your individual circumstance. To begin to understand what’s at stake, and what may break, Read Here.