Applied Sciences

Department of Health and Human Services (2018), estimates that ten million Americans have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, which can lead to complicating fractures. Calcium and Vitamin D are vital components for osteoporosis prevention. Dairy products, especially milk, are common in the American diet and even have a familiar marketing campaign (“Got Milk?”) to help educate the public on the benefits of milk.

Most Americans have the perception that drinking milk will give us strong bones, but is this true? Are dairy products, specifically milk, an effective dietary source to help prevent osteoporosis or could they cause more harm than good? Should we, as a society, be drinking more or less milk? Are there better dietary choices for calcium or should we all be taking calcium supplements? Please elaborate on your reasoning with your research.

Support your opinion with valid research and cite your sources appropriately.


Department of Health and Human Services. (2018). Osteoporosis. Retrieved from

Sharp Healthcare Mission Statement:

At Sharp HealthCare, our mission is to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. Our goal is to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients’ expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.

HCA Healthcare Mission Statement

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

Based on the reading on mission statements in Chapter 6 (pages 168-179) do you feel that these are “good” mission statements or could they be improved? What do they do well? Where could they be improved?

Important: See attached file for Chapter 6 (pages 168-179). One page requirement (min 250 words). No APA formatting and/or spacing requirement.

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