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Top Takeaways From #TheBrokenHip Twitter Chat

May 15, 2014

One in five. That’s how many people who break a hip after age 50 die within a year. Why? What makes recovery easy for some and impossible for others? Here’s a recap of our Twitter chat for The Broken Hip.

Find out why a broken hip can be deadly, and how to prevent one during KERA’s #TheBrokenHip twitter chat this Thursday, May 15, 2 to 3 p.m. Central time. Details below.

Chime in, share you experience, and make connections on KERA’s #TheBrokenHiptwitter chat.

When: Thursday, May 15, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central time

Who: KERA’s health reporter Lauren Silverman (@lsilverwoman) will host the conversation. Our featured guests are Dr. Alan Jones of Baylor Medical Center (@BaylorHealth), Dr. Bryce Allen of Scott & White Health (@SWHealthcare) and senior care experts Laurie Miller (@lauriefmiller), Angil Tarach (@AngilTarachRN), and Denise Brown (@caregiving).

Where: On Twitter…

How: Here’s how it’ll happen. On Thursday, May 15, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central time I’ll tweet a question with the hashtag #TheBrokenHip. Each question will be numbered, so your response should be too! Here’s an example:

My Question: Q1: What’s are some ways to prevent a hip fracture? #TheBrokenHip

Your Response: A1: Monitor and treat osteoporosis, create a safe home environment & exercise. #TheBrokenHip

*To easily follow the conversation, use TweetChat and follow the hashtag #TheBrokenHip,


  • Feel free to chime in, ask questions, and share your experience.
  • Don’t forget to include #TheBrokenHip hashtag in every tweet so the group can see your comments.
  • During the chat enter #TheBrokenHip into the search field on Twitter so you can follow the conversation.

If you’re new to Twitter, visit to sign up for an account, and check out Twitter 101 for training.