When Brittle Bones Need Bulking Up

Linda Johnson broke six bones in six years during her 30s. One time, she fractured a rib when her husband picked her up; another time, she broke a toe after bumping it on a wall; yet another, she stepped off a curb and shattered her ankle. "My kids started to joke: `Don't touch Mom or she'll break,"' says the 49-year-old from Brentwood, Md.

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