National Osteoporosis Foundation

National Osteoporosis Foundation NOF is the leading consumer and community-focused health organization dedicated to the prevention of osteoporosis and broken bones through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research.
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Staying healthy and strong at home includes preventing falls. Know your risks and how to reduce them by taking a Falls F...
09/21/2020

Staying healthy and strong at home includes preventing falls. Know your risks and how to reduce them by taking a Falls Free CheckUp from @NCOAging, then share and discuss it with friends and family! ncoa.org/FallsFreeCheckUp

Many people don't realize that healthy bone habits begin when you're young. Most people reach Peak Bone Mass (the strong...
09/20/2020
A Young Man’s Story: How Motivation, Commitment and Exercise Impacted His Bone Health — Bone Talk

Many people don't realize that healthy bone habits begin when you're young. Most people reach Peak Bone Mass (the strongest, most dense bone you'll have) by their mid-to-late 20s. In order to reach Peak Bone Mass, you must get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet and practice weight-bearing and muscle- strengthening exercises regularly. Andrew Llodrá, a young, 20-something male with low bone density knows first-hand that lifestyle changes and regular exercise can go a long way in protecting and improving bone health. Read more: https://www.bonetalk.org/articles/a-young-mans-story-how-motivation-commitment-and-exercise-impacted-his-bone-health

Many people don’t realize that healthy bone habits begin when you’re young. Most people reach Peak Bone Mass (the strongest, most dense bone you’ll have) by their mid-to-late 20s. In order to reach Peak Bone Mass, you must get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet and practice weight-beari...

Strengthening the muscles that hold the spine straight and upright is important. These muscles run up and down the back ...
09/18/2020
Strengthening - National Osteoporosis Foundation

Strengthening the muscles that hold the spine straight and upright is important. These muscles run up and down the back and sides of your spine. They are called your erector spinae muscles. If you have osteoporosis, you need to remember an important rule when exercising or going about your daily activities: Do not flex or bend your spine forward. Backward bending or leaning back however reduces stress on the front of the spine. This is why you can do the following exercises safely. Don't forget to consult your doctor before starting anything new! #SpineStrength #Osteoporosis
https://www.nof.org/preventing-fractures/exercise-to-stay-healthy/strengthening/

Osteoporosis Spine Strengthening Exercises Strengthening the muscles that hold the spine straight and upright is important. These muscles run up and down the back and sides of your spine. They are called your erector spinae muscles. If you have osteoporosis, you need to remember an important rule wh...

The NOF Support Community offers a place to meet others, ask questions and share information about osteoporosis and bone...
09/17/2020
Osteoporosis Support Community - National Osteoporosis Foundation

The NOF Support Community offers a place to meet others, ask questions and share information about osteoporosis and bone health. Join today! https://www.nof.org/patients/patient-support/osteoporosis-support-community/

The National Osteoporosis Foundation works to ensure that everyone affected by osteoporosis has a place to turn for support. As a result, NOF and Inspire partnered to create a safe and secure online osteoporosis support community. The NOF Support Community offers a place to meet others, ask question...

Fatty fish varieties such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines are great sources of Vitamin D and other important nutr...
09/17/2020
41 Healthy Salmon Recipes That Make Us Swoon for Fish

Fatty fish varieties such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines are great sources of Vitamin D and other important nutrients. Cooking fish doesn't have to be complicated and there are many ways to prepare it. From baking and pan-searing, to grilling, broiling, or slow-roasting, there's a recipe for everyone! Here are a few salmon recipes to get you started! https://www.bonappetit.com/gallery/healthy-salmon-recipes

Get those omega-3s.

Variety is the spice of life! What interesting activities do you do to keep active? We'd love to hear! https://sixtyandm...
09/16/2020
3 Fun Ways to Stay Active After 60 (That You Might Not Have Thought Of) | Sixty and Me

Variety is the spice of life! What interesting activities do you do to keep active? We'd love to hear!
https://sixtyandme.com/3-fun-ways-to-stay-active-after-60-that-you-might-not-have-thought-of/

When it comes to staying active and getting exercise, it’s so easy to tap into your go-to list of low-impact activities like yoga, cycling, tennis, dancing, swimming, golfing and hiking. Variety is the spice of life though, so if you’re...Read More

Falls are the leading cause of broken bones in older people. If you prevent falls, you prevent most fractures. Many fact...
09/15/2020

Falls are the leading cause of broken bones in older people. If you prevent falls, you prevent most fractures. Many factors contribute to falling. These include bad eyesight, balance problems, weak legs, dizziness, and slow reflexes. A lot can be done to reduce risk for falls:
📝Safety proof your home.
🛁Install grab bars in bathrooms.
🛋️Get rid of tripping hazards.
💡Put in brighter light bulbs.
👓Keep your glasses prescription up to date.
💪Exercise for muscle strengthening and balance training.
🏥Let your doctor know right away if you are feeling dizzy.
The bottom line is that you should stay as active as possible to build endurance and agility.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/2DigRMk #BoneBasics #Osteoporosis #BoneHealth

Many are under a lot of stress these days and that can wreak havoc on the body. Sometimes, slowing down and taking one s...
09/14/2020
A Life-Transforming Question: What Will I Be Brave About Today? | Sixty and Me

Many are under a lot of stress these days and that can wreak havoc on the body. Sometimes, slowing down and taking one step at a time can help us see things from a different perspective. #MotivationMonday
https://sixtyandme.com/a-life-transforming-question-what-will-i-be-brave-about-today/ #MotivationMonday

Nothing seemed to be going right. My Internet gave up in the middle of a Zoom meeting, my dog – a rescue mutt still learning the house rules – peed on a freshly washed towel hanging over a chair, and the work gig I was so confident...Read More

Food is a necessity, but with a little effort and creativity it can also be a healthy and delicious pleasure. Do you coo...
09/13/2020
6 Tips for Cooking Deliciously in Small Servings | Sixty and Me

Food is a necessity, but with a little effort and creativity it can also be a healthy and delicious pleasure. Do you cook, and where do you find inspiration for new meals? Please share in the comments. Bon Appetite! https://sixtyandme.com/6-tips-for-cooking-deliciously-in-small-servings/

While restaurants adapt to the new safety standards, many people still choose to cook at home, leaving us faced with how to make nutritious, creative, and inviting meals for one or two people. Even if we enjoy cooking, which I do,...Read More

Tune in to our latest Bone Talk podcast! In this inspiring episode we talk to Dr. Eric Wise of Northeast Pain Management...
09/12/2020
Vertebral Compression Fractures: Pain Management and Treatment Options — Bone Talk

Tune in to our latest Bone Talk podcast! In this inspiring episode we talk to Dr. Eric Wise of Northeast Pain Management, and patient Karen Lake, about vertebral compression fractures and treatment options. Karen talks about a fall she suffered while on an out-of-town trip and the successful treatment she received at Dr. Wise's practice. https://www.bonetalk.org/podcast-episodes/vertebral-compression-fractures-pain-management-and-treatment-options

Join Claire Gill, CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, as she hosts Dr. Eric Wise and Karen Lake in this episode of Bone Talk. Dr. Wise is an expert in minimally invasive spine care and interventional pain management, as well as a board-certified Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiol

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09/11/2020

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Here are five healthy habits you can incorporate into your daily routine to help prevent osteoporosis and promote strong...
09/11/2020
5 Habits to Keep Your Bones Healthy

Here are five healthy habits you can incorporate into your daily routine to help prevent osteoporosis and promote strong bones! https://news.umiamihealth.org/en/5-habits-to-keep-your-bones-healthy/

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hint: it’s not just about milk Your bones protect your organs, keep your muscles secure, and make up your body’s form. At any age, no matter if you are an athlete, active adult or older adult who wishes to enjoy a high quality of life, strong, healthy bones are a necessit...

In this article, E. Michael Lewiecki, MD, FACP, FACE, vice president of the board of trustees at the National Osteoporos...
09/10/2020
Reducing the Risk of Osteoporosis - Future of Personal Health

In this article, E. Michael Lewiecki, MD, FACP, FACE, vice president of the board of trustees at the National Osteoporosis Foundation, discusses the effects of bone health on the risk of osteoporosis. https://www.futureofpersonalhealth.com/endocrine-health/reducing-the-risk-of-osteoporosis/#

E. Michael Lewiecki, MD, FACP, FACE is the vice president of the board of trustees at the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Here, he discusses the effects of bone health on the risk of osteoporosis. How do hormone abnormalities increase the risk of osteoporosis? Many endocrine diseases cause bone l...

Registration is free and open for the Oct 6th webinar on Medicare and Medicare Advantage. The National Osteoporosis Foun...
09/09/2020
Value & Innovation Forum | National Forum

Registration is free and open for the Oct 6th webinar on Medicare and Medicare Advantage. The National Osteoporosis Foundation is on the Steering Committee of the Value & Innovation Forum, where we are proud to bring patients balanced and thoughtful speakers to discuss topics of the day. Join here http://bit.do/vifbriefing

Increased focus on public options like “Medicare for All” along with historic increases in Medicare Advantage enrollment make this the right time for patient groups to learn more about different approaches and related policy issues!

Certain positions and movements are dangerous for people with fragile bones. These include slouching; forward bending an...
09/08/2020

Certain positions and movements are dangerous for people with fragile bones. These include slouching; forward bending and twisting; motions that are abrupt or jarring; and lifting heavy objects, either from the floor or from overhead. Preventing future fractures usually requires learning new ways to perform tasks of daily life. In physical therapy you can learn spine-safe posture, body dynamics, and exercises to improve balance, strength, and stamina. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2DigRMk #BoneBasics #Osteoporosis #BoneHealth

Osteopenia refers to having low bone density when compared to others of the same age. Bone density refers to the mass an...
09/08/2020
Osteopenia: Risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

Osteopenia refers to having low bone density when compared to others of the same age. Bone density refers to the mass and strength of the bone. Learn about this common symptom of aging and how it differs from osteoporosis. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318321

In this article, learn about osteopenia, in which bones have low density. Osteopenia is a common symptom of aging that not generally show symptoms. Some people confuse it for osteoporosis, but they are not the same. Read on to learn about the causes and treatments for osteopenia.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Labor Day!
09/07/2020

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Labor Day!

This video series and booklet provide excellent information and ideas for safe and effective exercise and physical activ...
09/07/2020

This video series and booklet provide excellent information and ideas for safe and effective exercise and physical activity.

📹Video Series on Exercise and Osteoporosis: https://bit.ly/332o0Jw
📘Too Fit to Fracture Booklet: https://bit.ly/2ZfgXfr

Disclaimer: "The information contained in these videos and booklet is not intended to replace medical advice. Consult your healthcare provider or a physical therapist about what exercises are right for you"

Are you looking to improve your diet? Take a look at our online guide, Your Guide to a Bone Healthy Diet, where you can ...
09/06/2020

Are you looking to improve your diet? Take a look at our online guide, Your Guide to a Bone Healthy Diet, where you can find a number of helpful tips and estimate your calcium intake: https://www.nof.org/healthy-bones-guide/

Have you been stuck inside more than you'd like because of COVID-19? There are several things you can do to help to keep...
09/04/2020
Healthy Bones Guide - Vitamin D - National Osteoporosis Foundation

Have you been stuck inside more than you'd like because of COVID-19? There are several things you can do to help to keep your bones healthy during the pandemic! Remember, moderation is important when going out in the sun. https://www.theweek.in/theweek/specials/2020/09/03/soak-up-the-sun-stay-mobile.html

For additional information about exercise and vitamin D, visit the NOF website:
💪 Exercise & Safe Movement: https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/exercisesafe-movement/
🥛Calcium & Vitamin D: https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/calciumvitamin-d/
☀️Vitamin D Guide: https://www.nof.org/healthy-bones-guide-vitamin-d/

Your Guide to a Bone Healthy Diet Why is Vitamin D Important? Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. If you do not get enough vitamin D, you are at greater risk of bone loss and broken bones. You can get small amounts of vitamin D from a few foods, like fortified milk, liver and fatty fish (e....

After experiencing a fall a while back, this foster mother of six discovered that she had a vertebral compression fractu...
09/04/2020
After My Spine Fractures, Doctors Put Humpty Together Again – Twice

After experiencing a fall a while back, this foster mother of six discovered that she had a vertebral compression fracture caused by osteoporosis. In this article, she describes the circumstances that led her to seek treatment, and how an outpatient procedure restored her mobility. https://www.healthywomen.org/created-with-support/after-my-spine-fractures-doctors-put-humpty-together-again-twice
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A foster mother of six describes how an outpatient procedure restored her mobility.

Weak, easily broken bones are an epidemic in the United States. They're often tied to osteoporosis, a disease that cause...
09/03/2020
Osteoporosis Defined: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment - Aging.com

Weak, easily broken bones are an epidemic in the United States. They're often tied to osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to degenerate over time. This makes them less flexible, more brittle, and easier to break. Read more: https://aging.com/osteoporosis-defined-causes-symptoms-and-treatment/

There are little to no symptoms of the disease, so easily breaking a bone may be the first sign that you have osteoporosis.

Did you know that old bone cells are replaced on an ongoing basis, a process known as "remodeling"? After the active ske...
09/02/2020

Did you know that old bone cells are replaced on an ongoing basis, a process known as "remodeling"? After the active skeletal growth phase in youth, and after menopause in women (a bit later in men), the remodeling process becomes unbalanced and we begin to lose more bone than we replace. This results in a net decrease in the total amount of bone. When the amount of bone loss decreases, it is called low bone density (osteopenia) or osteoporosis. Get enough calcium & vitamin D, exercise regularly, and make healthy lifestyle choices. Learn more by downloading our Healthy Bones for Life guide: https://bit.ly/2ET20bl

Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease because one can't feel bones weakening. Orthostatic hypotension (low blood...
09/01/2020
Dizziness Upon Standing Can Lead to Falls and Fractures

Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease because one can't feel bones weakening. Orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure when standing up) can put you at risk for falls and broken bones, especially if you have osteoporosis or osteopenia. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/31/well/live/dizziness-upon-standing-can-lead-to-falls-and-fractures.html

The problem, a brief but precipitous drop in blood pressure that causes lightheadedness or dizziness when standing up, is called orthostatic hypotension.

There are many medications on the market proven to preserve bone. These drugs reduce the likelihood of having fragility ...
09/01/2020

There are many medications on the market proven to preserve bone. These drugs reduce the likelihood of having fragility fractures. You have your choice of daily, weekly, or monthly tablets, daily injections, yearly IV infusions, and other options. There is no best medication for everyone. The one that works for you depends on many factors. Your health history and preferences are considerations. Talk it over with your doctor. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2DigRMk#BoneBasics #Osteoporosis #BoneHealth

Complete our Bone Health Checkup to learn about your chance of getting osteoporosis, a disease that causes the bones to ...
08/31/2020

Complete our Bone Health Checkup to learn about your chance of getting osteoporosis, a disease that causes the bones to become weak and more likely to break. The more times you answer "yes," the greater your risk of getting osteoporosis. Share this card at your next medical appointment and talk to your healthcare provider about what you can do to protect your bones.https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Bone-Health-Assessment-Card.pdf

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About the National Osteoporosis Foundation

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research. Established in 1984, NOF is the nation’s only health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health.

Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 54 million Americans. Studies show that one in two women and up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime. NOF works to improve patient care and support for those who have broken bones due to osteoporosis and to educate the public to prevent osteoporosis and broken bones and promote strong bones for life.

In order to accomplish its mission, NOF accepts support from a wide breadth of diversified sources, including individuals, foundations, government sources and corporations.

While some of these funds may be restricted to specific projects, NOF maintains its independence and objectivity in accordance with the National Health Council’s guiding principles. NOF does not endorse any particular product, service or point of view, but does inform the public about all FDA-approved therapies, as well as the availability of other appropriate products and services as part of its educational responsibility to the public and healthcare professionals.

Scientific members of NOF’s Board of Trustees, as well as other leading experts in the field of osteoporosis, are routinely consulted to provide a fair and balanced perspective on the organization’s written materials and educational programming. NOF is in full compliance with the Good Operating Practices Standards of the National Health Council and has been awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence.

There are many ways to get involved and support our mission. Find out what you can do to ensure we’re able to continue raising awareness for osteoporosis and educating the public about the importance of good bone health in order to protect future generations from this disease.

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