Around 44 million Americans either have or are in risk for osteoporosis, which contributes to about 300,000 broken hips in the usa each year.. Calcium as well as vitamin-D supplementation does an older body good The older the girl, the even more likely it is that consistent use of calcium and vitamin-D supplements will play a role in reducing her risk for osteoporosis, based on the results of a big national clinical trial conducted within the Women’s Health Initiative . In the final set of results answering the initiative’s principal queries about women’s health, study leaders say that even the slight benefits demonstrated by the trial including more than 36,000 individuals suggest calcium and vitamin-D supplementation provides an overall public health benefit to postmenopausal women.Joseph said this crisis means California doesn’t have the luxury of getting people along slowly. The right time to increase vaccination rates for pertussis is now. The California Division of Public Health recommends pertussis boosters for all adults, including those over 65, a move supported by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Methods . At its October meeting, ACIP voted to increase pertussis booster vaccination suggestions to add adults 65 and old nationwide.