Save money at the pharmacy with NOF's prescription discount card. The free card is accepted at most pharmacies and allows you to save between 10-85 percent on name brand, generic and pet medications.
Through the Osteoporosis Report newsletter, NOF shares the latest osteoporosis research and information available on prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The quarterly newsletter also keeps NOF donors, advocates, patients, healthcare professionals and anyone with a connection to or interest in the organization up to date on its current programs and initiatives.
This brochure helps people understand osteoporosis and their treatment options. It provides information about the osteoporosis medicines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It also discusses factors to consider when making a treatment decision and issues related to staying with a treatment plan. This publication is available in English and Spanish.
This 100+ page patient care handbook offers up-to-date information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. This publication is available in English and Spanish.
This series of educational bookmarks include the five steps to bone health, calcium and vitamin D recommendations and a list of foods with estimated calcium content for each item. The bookmarks will help individuals choose calcium-rich foods at the grocery store and are suitable for distribution at health fairs, hospitals, retirement facilities, workplaces, community organizations and more.
Use this interactive tool from the National Institutes of Health to learn more about your risk for osteoporosis. Complete the questionnaire to identify your personalized risk factors, calculate the amount of calcium you get each week and get suggestions to help you improve your bone health.
Exercie for Health Bones is a six-panel brochure on the benefits of exercising to keep your bones healthy. It provides basic information on weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening, balance, posture and functional exercises to help you start a well-rounded exercise routine for your bones.
This Consumer Update published in June 2012 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes a close look at the long-term benefit of bisphosphonates, a class of medications widely prescribed to treat osteoporosis.
Visit our frequently asked questions page to find aswers to your questionson nutrition, exercise, osteoporosis medications and more.
NOF’s Health Fair Packs include brochures and educational items you can distribute at health fairs and community events. To accomodate events of all sizes, we offer them in packs for events of 50, 100 or 200 people.
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 experts. After you’ve watched the recordings, please take a few minutes to complete the online evaluation. We welcome your ideas on topics you’d like to see covered in upcoming Webinars and look forward to receiving your feedback.
NOF and the Association for Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) developed a comprehensive education program to inform US healthcare providers about the role and impact of hormones on overall bone health.
We need your help to spread messages about the importance of bone health and family history to your friends, family, co-workers and healthcare providers. The Generations of Strength Event and Fundraising Toolkit includes ideas and resources to help you plan and host get-togethers with family, friends and those in your community. Follow the link below to download the materials.
This brochure helps people understand osteoporosis, their risk factors for the disease and the importance of bone healthy behaviors. It explains bone density testing and includes information on when to have a bone density test, what the results mean and when to consider treatment. This publication is available in English and Spanish.
Download a copy of NOF’s new My Bone Health History card to help you keep track of your bone density test results, nutritional supplements and prescribed osteoporosis medicines. Bring this resource with you to your medical appointments so you can share this information with your healthcare provider.
NOF's online toolkit provides downloadable materials you can use to raise awareness for osteoporosis and bone health among women and men of all ages and backgrounds. As part of our Generations of Strength initiative to get people talking about bone health and family history, we encourage you to use these materials in honor of National Osteoporosis Month in May or any time of year. Whether you're a health professional, osteoporosis educator, patient, caregiver or advocate, share these materials to start conversations on osteoporosis with your family, friends, colleagues, patients and neighbors. Together we can raise awareness for osteoporosis and protect future generations from the disease.
Osteopedia is an online glossary we've compiled to help you understand the terms frequently used to explain osteoporosis, bone health and medical treatment. Using our online glossary to learn the meaning of these terms will help you better understand what you hear and read from NOF and your healthcare team.
Osteoporosis and Your Spine is a six-panel brochure that discusses the prevention, detection and treatment of spine fractures. This resource is especially important for people with osteoporosis who are more likely to break bones in the spine than any other place in the body.
This newly revised 6-page pamphlet provides anyone at risk of osteoporosis with an overview about what people can do to protect their bones. The pamphlet covers the following topics: osteoporosis risk factors, calcium and vitamin D recommendations with a chart of calcium rich foods and tips for choosing a calcium supplement, exercises for your bone health, bone mineral density testing, fall prevention, tips for protecting the spine and more.
Download the Patient Tools section of NOF's 2012 Reimbursement Guide for the most up-to-date information you need to know about paying for your osteoporosis medications.
This NOF brochure offers information to help patients prepare for their visit with their doctor and healthcare team. The brochure is divided into the following four sections:
This brochure will help you recognize the signs and symptoms of spine fractures and take steps to prevent these fractures from occurring.
Treatment To Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: Update of a 2007 Report
Revised March 2012
This one-hour bone healthy exercise video can help people with low bone density and osteoporosis to maintain or improve muscle strength and flexibility. This exercise program provides a total body workout led by leading exercise expert, Mirabai Holland, M.F.A.