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Healthy Bones Guide
(Just Now) The food that you eat can affect your bones. Learning about the foods that are rich in calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients that are important for your bone health and overall health will help you make healthier food choices every day. If you eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of dairy, fish and other lean proteins, fruits and vegetables
Exercise to Stay Healthy
(6 days ago) Osteoporosis Exercise Examples The following exercises promote good posture, strength, movement, flexibility and balance in healthy people as well as those with osteoporosis. If you’ve recently broken a bone or if you have very low bone density, discuss these exercises with your physical therapist or healthcare provider before trying them and remember to avoid all Read more »
Prevention and Healthy Living
(2 days ago) Prevention and Healthy Living. Osteoporosis and the broken bones it can cause are not part of normal aging. There is a lot you can do to protect your bones throughout your life. You’re never too young or too old to improve the health of your bones. Osteoporosis prevention should begin in …
(5 days ago) Bone Health Basics: Get the Facts When you think about staying healthy, you probably consider lifestyle changes to prevent conditions like cancer and heart disease. Keeping your bones healthy to prevent osteoporosis may not be at the top of your wellness list. But it should. Bone Basics Some people think of bones as hard and Read more »
(Just Now) Resource Library. The educational resources below are NOF’s most up-to-date publications and videos geared towards patients, caregivers and the general public. These materials provide general information about osteoporosis and low bone density. They are not intended to replace the services of trained and qualified health professionals or to
Peak Bone Mass
(2 days ago) Facts about Bone Health in Children and Adolescents Prevention begins in childhood It is important to promote bone health at all ages Childhood and young adulthood are the bone building years As children grow, their bone mass increases until it reaches what is called peak bone mass (“PBM”) . PBM is the greatest amount of Read more »
May is National Osteoporosis Month
(8 days ago) Join us in spreading awareness! Each May, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) works to generate awareness and inspire behavioral change regarding the critical importance of good bone health and osteoporosis prevention. Osteoporosis is common. One in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to Read more »
New York Times Article: Your Lifetime Health Check Up
(3 days ago) October 2, 2018 | NOF in the News, Osteoporosis in the News. This recent New York Times article details the routine screening exams you should undergo to catch health problems at any age, including asking for a bone density test in your 60’s. Many of the leading killers of Americans are chronic diseases that can be prevented with healthy habits like a good diet and plenty of exercise.
Information for Caregivers
(2 days ago) Choosing a Health Care Professional. If you or someone you know are at risk for osteoporosis or already have it, it’s important that you have a healthcare provider who knows about the disease. While there is no one type of medical specialty dedicated to osteoporosis, many healthcare providers are qualified to diagnose and treat it.
More Tips for Eating for Good Bone Health
(5 days ago) Sources include spinach, beet greens, okra, tomato products, artichokes, plantains, potatoes, sweet potatoes, collard greens and raisins. Sources include red peppers, green peppers, oranges, grapefruits, broccoli, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, papaya and pineapples. Try to eat 1.5 cups of fruit and 2 cups of vegetables everyday for bone and
Osteoporosis Medication and Medication Guidelines
(9 days ago) The goal of osteoporosis therapy is to try to restore the balance of resorption and formation. It can be done by slowing resorption through use of antiresorptive medication or by promoting bone formation using anabolic medication. By doing so, these therapies …
New Report on Burden of Osteoporosis Highlights Huge and
(9 days ago) Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation’s leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research.
(2 days ago) Treatment for Osteoporosis. Medication and Treatment Adherence. Nutrition. Calcium and Vitamin D. Exercise and Safe Movement. Overall Health. Communication with Your Doctor and Healthcare Team. Doctor Visit Checklist. Fracture Liaison Service “FLS”.
NOF Support Groups
(4 days ago) The Central Florida Healthy Bones support group aims to improve bone health in the community through education and exercise. The group hosts monthly events offering free health and wellness information. All meetings are held at the Center for Aging and Wellness, 133 Benmore Drive, Suite 200, Winter Park, FL …
Your Guide to a Bone Healthy Diet
(8 days ago) health for people at every life stage–from infancy through adulthood. The food that you eat can affect your bones. Learning about the foods that are rich in calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients that are important for your bone health and overall health will help you make healthier food choices every day.
About Clinical Trials
(7 days ago) National Institutes of Health: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a federal organization dedicated to clinical research. This website provides basic and advanced information about all aspects of medical research with answers to frequently asked questions.
NOF Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO2021
(1 days ago) Please join experts in Bone Health for VIRTUAL educational and networking sessions at the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s (NOF) Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO2021). ISO2021 will be held VIRTUALLY from May 12-14, 2021 (Wednesday to Friday). Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) 101 and FLS Advanced Workshop to be held VIRTUALLY on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Register now
Communication with Your Doctor and Healthcare Team
(Just Now) Your healthcare team may include your primary care doctor, family practice doctor or a specialist. Your healthcare team may also include other health professionals such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and other health professionals. Be prepared for your visit For some people, visiting a doctor or healthcare provider can be stressful. You may feel Read more »
Hormones and Healthy Bones
(8 days ago) Estrogen and Bone Health Estrogen is a female hormone that plays an important role in the health of women. One of its benefits is that it protects your bones and helps keep them strong and healthy. When estrogen levels drop, many women lose bone density. Teens and young women who often miss their periods usually have low estrogen levels. As
Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life® Webinar Series
(2 days ago) Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life® Webinar Series. If you’ve missed any of our Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life® Webinars, follow the links below to watch the archived versions. Through this series of free, educational Webinars, NOF aims to bring you direct access to the nation’s leading bone health …
Finding New Health Benefits for Vitamin K
(3 days ago) A Special Report included in the February issue of the Tufts Nutrition Newsletter details the emerging health benefits associated with vitamin K and includes NOF’s position statement cautioning against vitamin K supplementation to prevent osteoporosis and broken bones. Read the full article.
Fracture Liaison Service "FLS"
(9 days ago) A Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) fracture prevention program provides a bone evaluation and develops a personalized plan for you to reach and maintain your bone health to prevent future broken bones (also called fractures). If you are age 50 or older and have had …
Facts about Bone Health in Children and Adolescents
(7 days ago) Prevention begins in childhood It is important to promote bone health at all ages Childhood and young adulthood are the bone building years As children grow, their bone mass increases until it reaches what is called peak bone mass (“PBM”) . PBM is the greatest amount of bone an individual can attain PBM is reached Read more »
(8 days ago) Barbara is the author of the best-selling resource book, The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More, has a weekly front-page column on Huffington Post and AARP.com and is leveraging her reach and trusted reputation with women over 50 to amplify NOF’s messages on the importance of a healthy
Osteoporosis in the News
(7 days ago) April 2021 is the National Minority Health Month and the National Osteoporosis Foundation believes that providing awareness and education about bone health will help bridge the disparity gap in healthcare. “We must proactively address disparities in healthcare and help raise awareness about bone health …
Racial disparities, FRAX, and the care of patients with
(2 days ago) A recent publication in a prestigious medical journal, released June 17, 2020, reviewed race-based adjustments in selected clinical algorithms and described their “potential dangers” . The USA adaption of the fracture risk assessment tool, FRAX , was cited as an example of an algorithm with the potential “to perpetuate or even amplify race-based health inequities.” Read more »
FLS Certificate of Completion
(9 days ago) NOF launched the Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) Model of Care Training and Certificate of Completion in New Orleans, April 23-26, 2014 at our Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO). The FLS Training and Certificate of Completion explores the most important economic and health system challenges to the widespread implementation of the FLS model of care, covering Read more »
An Open Letter: Reject Health Policies that Discriminate
(1 days ago) The National Osteoporosis Foundation has joined a group of 80+ organizations that have signed an Open Letter to lawmakers and committed to work with HHS, Congress and states on commonsense health reforms centered on patients and people with disabilities, while tackling affordability and nondiscrimination. You can read the letter below.
Do You Think About Your Bone Health
(1 days ago) Bone health risk factors are both controllable and uncontrollable. Areas within your control include screening for osteoporosis with a bone mineral density test (also called a DXA scan), consuming adequate calcium and Vitamin D in your diet, eating enough fruits and vegetables, getting appropriate exercise and avoiding smoking.
National Osteoporosis Foundation is Accredited as a
(6 days ago) Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation’s leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research.
Research Suggests a Link Between Dried Plums and Healthy
(8 days ago) Halloran’s study is compelling since age-related osteoporosis is a significant public health problem for both men and women. Despite significant advances in prescription medicine for the treatment of osteoporosis, issues with patient compliance, adverse …
Osteopenia: Causes, treatments, and prevention
(5 days ago) Treatment for Osteoporosis. Medication and Treatment Adherence. Nutrition. Calcium and Vitamin D. Exercise and Safe Movement. Overall Health. Communication with Your Doctor and Healthcare Team. Doctor Visit Checklist. Fracture Liaison Service “FLS”.
Healthy Bones For Life
(7 days ago) health. The goal of this exercise is to help you get the information you need to build a partnership with your healthcare team and take control of your bone health. Acknowledgments The information in this guide was developed by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) with the assistance of Andrea Singer, MD, NOF Clinical Director.
What is Paget's Disease
(1 days ago) Paget’s disease is a chronic condition which interferes with your body’s normal bone remodeling process.. Bone remodeling is a process in which new bone tissue gradually replaces old bone tissue. This relationship is vital to maintain normal calcium levels in our blood. Over time, the disease can cause affected bones to become fragile and misshapen.
FDA Approves Radius Health's TYMLOS™ (abaloparatide
(4 days ago) FDA Approves Radius Health’s TYMLOS™ (abaloparatide), a Bone Building Agent for the Treatment of Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis at High Risk for Fracture. TYMLOS is the first new anabolic (bone building) agent for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis in the United States in nearly 15 years. US Commercial Launch in May.
Paget's Disease Experts
(Just Now) Henry G. Bone, III, MD. Medical Speciality: Endocrinology 22201 Moross Road, Suite 260 Detroit, MI 48236 Tel: (313) 640-7700. Treats patients with: Paget’s disease of bone, primary hyperparathyroidism, fibrous dysplasia and osteoporosis.
Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis
(4 days ago) Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis. The Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) takes place each May. The ISO is the nation’s leading clinical conference on osteoporosis and bone health and attracts hundreds of healthcare providers from across the country. If you are a healthcare provider and are interested in the full
Juvent 1000N Micro-Impact Platform – National Osteoporosis
(5 days ago) Enter code “NOF100” to receive a $100 discount. The Juvent Health Micro-Impact Platform® is an easy, effective, and safe way to passively exercise your entire body. Helps relieve achy joints and muscles Promotes musculoskeletal strength Improves balance and stability Calibrates to your unique body composition Six-week
Love Your Bones: October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day
(Just Now) Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation’s leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research.
ISO15 Brings World Renowned Bone Health Experts to
(Just Now) Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation’s leading bone health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research.
April is National Minority Health Month
(5 days ago) April 2021 is the National Minority Health Month and the National Osteoporosis Foundation believes that providing awareness and education about bone health will help bridge the disparity gap in healthcare. “We must proactively address disparities in healthcare and help raise awareness about bone health for all Americans.” Claire Gill, CEO National Osteoporosis Foundation …