Any fracture in an older woman or man, whether from a car accident or sidewalk slip, may be a sign you should have your bone health checked. Click here to read this article published in the New York Times.
This week, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) introduced the Increasing Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2021 (H.R. 3517) with Reps. Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Lori Trahan (MA-03), Michael Burgess M.D. (TX-26), and Jackie Walorski (IN-02) to improve access to osteoporosis screening. Fractures caused by osteoporosis are among the most significant challenges threatening the independence and quality of life for… Read more »
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 Three questions… Read more »
April 08, 2021 Alexandria, VA – AMGA Foundation, in collaboration with Amgen, has launched its Osteoporosis Best Practices Learning Collaborative, a 12-month initiative focused on helping medical groups develop strategies to reduce fracture rates among patients with osteoporosis. This initiative is designed to provide a platform for participating organizations to improve both clinical and economic… Read more »
IOF, NOF and ESCEO survey captures profound alterations in global osteoporosis care, assessment and treatment, including delays in DXA scanning, interrupted supply of medicines and delivery of medication, and increase in telemedicine consultations. A global survey of healthcare providers by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and the European Society for… Read more »
Bone Health During COVID-19: Important Information for Patients and Caregivers On June 10, NOF’s Board President and Chief Medical Officer reviewed important information via a live webinar about how to manage your bone health during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. NOF recently surveyed its patient and caregiver community to ask about access to care, availability… Read more »
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 »
Abstract Summary Core principles for fracture prevention address fundamental concepts for the evaluation and management of patients at risk for fracture. These are intended to form the foundation of clinical practice guidelines and represent a first step toward guideline harmonization. Introduction The large number of clinical practice guidelines for osteoporosis and discordance of recommendations has… Read more »
In response to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, and the attendant impact on outdoor physical activity and leisure time, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), Endocrine Society, European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS), National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), and International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) remind individuals of the importance… Read more »
Univisión, the largest Hispanic media company in the country, supports the efforts of the National Osteoporosis Foundation by helping to create awareness about bone health in their nationwide show “Despierta América,” reminding their audience that May is National Osteoporosis Month.