Reporter: Shannon Samson
New Media Producer: Kerry Corum
As we get older, many of us get shorter. While it's a natural process, researchers have discovered the more height you lose, the more risk you have of developing osteoporosis in the hip.
Osteoporosis at the hip often leads to hip fractures which are a serious problem. About 1000 people break their hips every day in this country. And half of them will either die or require nursing home care. That's why patients like Bill need to know the risk before something happens to them.
And keeping track of how tall he is, might just be a simple way to do that.