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 »
On Monday, May 8th, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released its updated guidelines for treatment of men and women with low bone density or osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) applauds the ACP for recognizing the need to update its previous guidelines from 2008 and emphasizing the importance of treatment for osteoporosis and the… Read more »
Apr 28, 2017 FDA Approves Radius Health’s TYMLOS™ (abaloparatide), a Bone Building Agent for the Treatment of Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis at High Risk for Fracture TYMLOS is the first new anabolic (bone building) agent for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis in the United States in nearly 15 years US Commercial Launch in May Approval Based… Read more »
A video interview was recorded with Dr. JoAnn Manson, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She spoke about calcium supplements and the heart which is a subject that has been filled with mixed messages and prone to confusion over the past several years. Watch the recording here.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation frequently publishes position statements for the benefit of educating healthcare professionals and the general public on a particular issue and/or concern related to preventing osteoporosis and/or promoting strong bones throughout the lifespan. This manuscript represents the official methods and processes adopted by the NOF Board of Trustees for the purpose developing… Read more »
We have read and reviewed the report on observational research, published Oct. 10 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, which concludes that taking calcium in the form of supplements may raise the risk of atherosclerosis as assessed by calcium deposits in the coronary arteries, although a diet high in calcium-rich foods appears to… Read more »