Approximately 10 million Americans over the age of 50 have osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become weak and more likely to break[i]. In fact, two million bone breaks occur every year in the U.S. due to osteoporosis, often resulting in immobility, pain, placement in a nursing home, isolation and other health problems. Scientific… Read more »
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 – Bone Index Ltd., one of Europe’s top new manufacturers of medical devices, announces that the American Medical Association (AMA) has issued a new Category III CPT® code* for Bindex® measurement to help physicians in diagnosing osteoporosis. “In osteoporosis screening and diagnostics area, it has taken about 20 years since the… Read more »
Comments Submitted to the USPSTF Draft Recommendation Statement on Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Adults: Preventive Medication The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the leading health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health, appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the latest USPSTF Draft Recommendation Statement on… Read more »
Our new huesosanos.org site was recently mentioned during a radio interview session. Click the following link to listen to the opening segment: https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Huesos-Sanos.mp3.
Joint Survey from National Osteoporosis Foundation, HealthyWomen and Radius Health Sounds an Urgent Call to Action for Women to Know Their Risk, Get the Facts: ‘Fractured Truth’ Education Campaign Addresses Entrenched Misperceptions, Asks Women to Rethink Their Beliefs About Bone Health WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A fracture (bone break) in a… Read more »
NOF, HealthyWomen and Radius health recently launched a new education campaign called “Fractured Truth”. This initiative is intended to help postmenopausal women understand the connection between fractures and osteoporosis, the critical need to be proactive about their bone health, and to recognize the myths that are often associated with this disease. As part of the… Read more »
As a person ages, bone density can naturally decrease. Osteopenia is characterized by extremely low bone density, regardless of age. Read the full article about osteopenia vs. osteoporosis here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318321.php.
You can’t hit the reset button when it comes to your family health history, but you can lower the odds that you’ll suffer a similar fate. Learn how to beat your genes when it comes to cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and more: http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/womens-health/g3068/how-to-beat-your-genes/
Meredith Vieira, the popular journalist and talk-show host says “There’s no excuse for not knowing about bone health and being proactive with your doctor.” Vieira, 63, who’s teamed up with bonenews.com, is opening up about her connection to osteoporosis, which affects about 10 million Americans over age 50, and the link between fractures and postmenopausal… Read more »
To reduce the risk of hip and vertebral fractures in women with osteoporosis, physicians should treat them with the bisphosphonates risedronate, alendronate, or zoledronic acid, or alternatively with the biologic agent denosumab. This strong recommendation appears in revised guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) for the prevention of fractures in men and women… Read more »