NOF Trustee Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, submitted a letter to the editor at the New York Times regarding its April 1, 2016 article, “Exercise is the Not the Path to Strong Bones.” Ms. Skolnik pointed out the importance of exercise to overall health, including fracture prevention. To view the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/02/health/exercise-is-not-the-path-to-strong-bones.html View the letter to… Read more »
In a joint effort with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), NOF released a report on new, innovative therapies being developed for the treatment of osteoporosis. The report, Medicines in Development for Osteoporosis, examines the nationwide effects of the disease and explores how new medications can improve and save lives. Links to the… Read more »
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article detailing the benefits of bisphosphonates outweighing the risks for many patients. Text from the full article is included below. View the original article with graphics and visuals. More Support for Osteoporosis Drugs: The benefits of bisphosphonates outweigh the risks for many patients, according to new research and… Read more »
This article from the October issue of Dr. Oz Magazine includes strategies to help keep your bones strong and features quotes from NOF Clinical Director, Dr. Andrea Singer and Senior Director of Science Policy, Taylor Wallace, Ph.D. Read the full article.
This Everyday Health article, featuring information from NOF and quotes from NOF Clinical Director, Dr. Andrea Singer, details why osteoporosis should be on every man’s radar. Read the full article.
Calcium and vitamin D are essential to building strong, dense bones when you’re young and to keeping them strong and healthy as you age. Scientific evidence supports the role of calcium and vitamin D for maintenance of healthy bones at all ages. Read NOF’s statement on the importance of calcium and vitamin D. Calcium plus… Read more »
This recent article from Today’s Geriatric News highlights research presented at the American Geriatric Society’s annual meeting that found men are far less likely than women to take preventive measures against osteoporosis or to be screened for the disease. The article calls on physicians to become proactive in recommending osteoporosis screening and treatment for older… Read more »
In the following article, Dr. Taylor Wallace, NOF’s senior director of science policy and government relations, weighs in on recent studies about tea consumption and bone health. Your Tea Addiction May Actually be Strengthening Your Bones
We are pleased to share the following Wall Street Journal article featuring NOF and the National Bone Health Alliance’s (NBHA) Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) Demonstration Project and highlighting the critical need to implement FLS programs to reduce the post-fracture diagnosis, screening and treatment gap. The article focuses on the issue of osteoporosis among men and… Read more »
NOF Clinical Director, Dr. Andrea Singer, is lead author of an original article on the burden of fracture on postmenopausal women published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study found bone fractures due to osteoporosis lead to more hospitalizations and greater healthcare costs than heart attack, stroke or breast cancer for U.S…. Read more »