308 Health Advocates Urge Congress to Protect Patients & Oppose Government Intervention in Medicare Part D »

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Washington, DC (February 21, 2017) – Today, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and over 307 national and state health organizations urged legislators to protect patient access to medications by opposing proposals to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to interfere in the Medicare Part D program. Specifically, the letter advocates for preserving… Read more »

NOF Appoints New Members to its Board of Trustees »

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WASHINGTON, DC – The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) today announced the approval of three new members to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees include: Blair Childs, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs for Premier, Inc.; Michael Cook, Co-Leader, Health Law Practice Group for Liles Parker Attorneys and Counselors at Law and Chris N. Sciamanna, MD,… Read more »

The NOF’s Methods and Processes for Developing Position Statements »

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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 »

NOF Online Support Community Reaches More Than 30,000 Members »

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  NOF’s Online Community, Hosted by Inspire, Offers Peer-to-Peer Support for Osteoporosis Patients and Caregivers The National Osteoporosis Foundation’s Online Community, hosted by Inspire, recently celebrated its 30,000 member milestone. Offering osteoporosis patients and caregivers a place to turn for peer-to-peer support, the online community has experienced rapid membership growth since launching in October of 2007…. Read more »

Loss of Independence Ranks as Osteoporosis Patients’ Greatest Concern about Aging, According to Recent Survey by NOF »

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Osteoporosis Patients and Caregivers Offer Insights into Their Experience and Concerns Regarding Diagnosis, Fractures, Treatment, and Adherence Loss of independence (42%) and lost mobility (25%) ranked as the leading concerns about aging for osteoporosis patients who responded to a recent Bone Health Index Survey by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the nation’s leading healthcare organization… Read more »

Susan Bukata, M.D. Elected Newest Member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation Board of Trustees »

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) elected Susan Bukata, M.D. to serve as a member of its Board of Trustees during its annual meeting, the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis, that was held in Miami from May 12-15. Dr. Bukata’s extensive background in orthopaedic surgery and oncology will greatly benefit the organization as it works to reduce… Read more »

Kenneth G. Saag Elected President of National Osteoporosis Foundation »

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) elected Kenneth G. Saag, M.D., MSc, as President of its Board of Trustees during its annual meeting, the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis, that was held in Miami from May 12-15. Dr. Saag brings his scientific leadership and specialized background to the role of President, which will greatly benefit the organization… Read more »

Medical and Scientific Leaders in the Bone Health Field Gather in Miami for the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis »

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Clinicians and Academicians Join the National Osteoporosis Foundation to Identify Solutions for Reducing the Two Million Broken Bones Caused by Osteoporosis Each Year The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is hosting its annual meeting, the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO16) in Miami, FL, this week from May 12-15. Leading medical and scientific experts in the bone… Read more »

May is National Osteoporosis Month »

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NOF is kicking off National Osteoporosis Month today with the launch of its redesigned website: www.nof.org. The new website provides a more user-friendly experience and improved navigation throughout, allowing patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals to easily access the latest information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.  The richer online content also makes it… Read more »

NOF responds to The New York Times article, “Exercise Is Not the Path to Strong Bones” »

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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 »