NOF Response to JAMA Article Published December 26, 2017: The Association Between Calcium or Vitamin D Supplementation and Fracture Incidence in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis »

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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 »

Bone Index Ltd. Announces the American Medical Association Issues New Reimbursement Code for Bindex Osteoporosis Measurement »

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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 »

NOF Response to USPSTF Recommendation on Calcium and Vitamin D »

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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 »

Huesos Sanos Radio Interview »

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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.    

New National Survey Reveals 82 Percent of Postmenopausal Women Miss Critical Connection Between Osteoporosis and Bone Fractures »

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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 »

Don’t Fall For A Fractured Truth »

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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 »

Health Buzz: Meredith Vieira: ‘There’s No Excuse for Not Thinking About Bone Health’ »

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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 »

Osteoporosis: ACP update treatment guidelines for preventing bone fractures »

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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 »