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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The bathroom can be one of the most dangerous rooms in the house for seniors. Slips and falls in the bathroom often beco...
06/09/2021
Keeping the Bathroom Safe for Elderly Seniors

The bathroom can be one of the most dangerous rooms in the house for seniors. Slips and falls in the bathroom often become difficult and stressful situations for families. https://caregiver.com/articles/bathroom-safe-seniors/ #fallprevention #fractureprevention

The bathroom is routinely cited as the most dangerous room in the house for seniors. Countless slips and falls occur in the bathroom, causing a difficult (and sometimes embarrassing) situation for families.

Correct posture or neutral posture is a position in which minimal stress is applied to the body's muscles, tissues, join...
06/08/2021
National Spine Health Foundation | Back Pain | Neck Pain | Surgery

Correct posture or neutral posture is a position in which minimal stress is applied to the body's muscles, tissues, joints, and ligaments, providing the most energy efficient movement. Read on to learn more! https://spinehealth.org/poor-posture-and-its-effects-on-the-body
➡️ For more info on posture and alignment, you can also visit: https://bit.ly/3iro2nB

The National Spine Health Foundation exists to serve patients with back or neck pain, offering innovative research, educational materials and advocacy services.

Calcium and vitamin D are absolutely essential to building strong, dense bones when you're young and keeping them health...
06/08/2021
Calcium/Vitamin D Requirements, Recommended Foods & Supplements

Calcium and vitamin D are absolutely essential to building strong, dense bones when you're young and keeping them healthy as you age. They are the two most important nutrients for bone health! Find out how much you need, what the best sources are and details about supplements. https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/calciumvitamin-d/

Calcium and vitamin D are essential to building strong, dense bones when you’re young and to keeping them strong and healthy as you age. The information included here will help you learn all about calcium and vitamin D – the two most important nutrients for bone health. What is Calcium and What ...

While it's true that women are more likely to develop osteoporosis than men, many men are at risk too. Did you know that...
06/07/2021
Just for Men - National Osteoporosis Foundation

While it's true that women are more likely to develop osteoporosis than men, many men are at risk too.
Did you know that men older than 50 are more likely to break a bone due to #osteoporosis than they are to get #prostatecancer? #MensHealthMonth https://www.nof.org/preventing-fractures/general-facts/just-for-men

Although women are at greater risk, men get osteoporosis too. If you think you can’t get osteoporosis because you’re a man, think again. As our population ages, even more men will get the disease. Facts and statistics: Up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Appr...

Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength and mass significantly increase the risk of fractures. Learn mor...
06/06/2021
Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know as You Age

Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength and mass significantly increase the risk of fractures. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and risk factors so that you can take steps to live an active, healthy life! https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/osteoporosis/osteoporosis-what-you-need-to-know-as-you-age

Learn the steps you can take at home and with your doctor’s help to prevent, diagnosis and live with osteoporosis.

Early diagnosis can make a huge difference because #osteoporosis is a disease that can be prevented and treated! https:/...
06/04/2021
Testing & Diagnosis

Early diagnosis can make a huge difference because #osteoporosis is a disease that can be prevented and treated! https://vimeo.com/147617813

This is "Testing & Diagnosis" by Claire Gill on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

💕 This week, NOF CEO Claire Gill joined Cancer Fashionista on the Dear Cancer, I'm Beautiful podcast for The 411 On Oste...
06/03/2021

💕 This week, NOF CEO Claire Gill joined Cancer Fashionista on the Dear Cancer, I'm Beautiful podcast for The 411 On Osteoporosis & Breast Cancer. Key topics they discussed include:

🔵 Making bone health a priority when embarking upon cancer treatment
🔵 The impact of menopause on bone health
🔵 Understanding the basics of osteoporosis
🔵 The story behind Claire's passion for bone health and fracture prevention

🎧 Listen to the full episode here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dear-cancer-im-beautiful/id1561027778

💕 This week, NOF CEO Claire Gill joined Cancer Fashionista on the Dear Cancer, I'm Beautiful podcast for The 411 On Osteoporosis & Breast Cancer. Key topics they discussed include:

🔵 Making bone health a priority when embarking upon cancer treatment
🔵 The impact of menopause on bone health
🔵 Understanding the basics of osteoporosis
🔵 The story behind Claire's passion for bone health and fracture prevention

🎧 Listen to the full episode here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dear-cancer-im-beautiful/id1561027778

Bone up on your knowledge to reduce your fracture risk! https://www.afterfiftyliving.com/8-risk-factors/ #osteoporosis #...
06/03/2021
8 Risk Factors for Bone Fracture - After Fifty Living

Bone up on your knowledge to reduce your fracture risk! https://www.afterfiftyliving.com/8-risk-factors/ #osteoporosis #fractureprevention #BeBoneStrong

Fact: More than half of all bone fractures are in people with osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. Right now may be the perfect time to bone up on your potential fracture risk. If you haven’t heard of FRAX, it stands for Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. It was developed by the World Health Organizat...

We are working directly with Congressional leaders as part of the Fracture Prevention Coalition to increase access to DX...
06/02/2021
Fracture Prevention Coalition

We are working directly with Congressional leaders as part of the Fracture Prevention Coalition to increase access to DXA testing for Medicare beneficiaries. Thank you U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Roger Marshall, M.D., Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Senator Angus S. King, Jr., U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Senator Bob Menendez, Sen. Jacky Rosen for cosponsoring S.1943, the Increasing Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2021! #DXAStrong https://bit.ly/3oLp3aZ

The Fracture Prevention Coalition is working to protect bone health and ensure access to DXA testing. Take Action  Unlike other diseases, where we are waiting to find an accurate screening test or cure, osteoporosis is a model for disease prevention with accurate, cost-effective diagnostic tools an...

S.1943, the Increasing Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2021 will bring DXA testing to m...
06/02/2021
Fracture Prevention Coalition

S.1943, the Increasing Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2021 will bring DXA testing to more Medicare beneficiaries, reducing the number of unnecessary fractures and deaths in the United States. This legislation will dramatically improve the lives of countless Americans. #DXAStrong https://bit.ly/3oLp3aZ

The Fracture Prevention Coalition is working to protect bone health and ensure access to DXA testing. Take Action  Unlike other diseases, where we are waiting to find an accurate screening test or cure, osteoporosis is a model for disease prevention with accurate, cost-effective diagnostic tools an...

If you or someone you love has #osteoporosis (or weak or brittle bones) or low bone density, you have the power to impro...
05/31/2021
Patient Registry - National Osteoporosis Foundation

If you or someone you love has #osteoporosis (or weak or brittle bones) or low bone density, you have the power to improve how we care for these diseases by sharing your experiences. Join the the Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life Patient Registry! https://www.nof.org/hbfl/

Welcome to the Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life® Patient Registry If you or someone you love has osteoporosis (or weak or brittle bones) or low bone density, you have the power to improve how we care for these diseases by sharing your experiences. Join Now A first of its kind tool in the osteopor...

This Memorial Day, and always, we remember and honor our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice.
05/31/2021

This Memorial Day, and always, we remember and honor our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice.

This Memorial Day, and always, we remember and honor our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Visit the Fracture Prevention Coalition's website to find out how we are working to increase access to DXA testing! #DXA...
05/31/2021
Fracture Prevention Coalition

Visit the Fracture Prevention Coalition's website to find out how we are working to increase access to DXA testing! #DXAStrong https://bit.ly/3oLp3aZ

The Fracture Prevention Coalition is working to protect bone health and ensure access to DXA testing. Take Action  Unlike other diseases, where we are waiting to find an accurate screening test or cure, osteoporosis is a model for disease prevention with accurate, cost-effective diagnostic tools an...

Make 25 your new lucky number with NOF's 25 tips to improve bone health! https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/25Tips_I...
05/30/2021

Make 25 your new lucky number with NOF's 25 tips to improve bone health!https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/25Tips_Improve-Bone-Health.pdf

Make 25 your new lucky number with NOF's 25 tips to improve bone health!https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/25Tips_Improve-Bone-Health.pdf

Tune in to Bone Talk, a podcast and blog that shares inspiring conversations. We discuss topics around osteoporosis from...
05/30/2021
Podcast Episodes — Bone Talk

Tune in to Bone Talk, a podcast and blog that shares inspiring conversations. We discuss topics around osteoporosis from diverse perspectives including patients, healthcare providers, caregivers, policy makers, researchers, advocates and innovators. Learn more about bone health, healthy active aging and strategies to protect your ability to live your best life. https://www.bonetalk.org/podcast-episodes

Podcast Episodes

55% of 1,211 people with osteoporosis got the Moderna vaccine while 45% had the Pfizer. 73% had adverse events around th...
05/30/2021

55% of 1,211 people with osteoporosis got the Moderna vaccine while 45% had the Pfizer. 73% had adverse events around the injection site from their first shot with 44% had a systemic reaction (muscle/body aches, vomiting, etc). Of those that had their second dose, 74% had at least one injection site response and 68% had systemic responses. Explore the results of Inspire's COVID-19 Vaccine HealthJourney survey at https://bit.ly/3aacJep

55% of 1,211 people with osteoporosis got the Moderna vaccine while 45% had the Pfizer. 73% had adverse events around the injection site from their first shot with 44% had a systemic reaction (muscle/body aches, vomiting, etc). Of those that had their second dose, 74% had at least one injection site response and 68% had systemic responses. Explore the results of Inspire's COVID-19 Vaccine HealthJourney survey at https://bit.ly/3aacJep

Una vacuna funciona mejor cuando todos tienen la confianza para vacunarse. Es necesario un uso de vacunas que sea consis...
05/29/2021

Una vacuna funciona mejor cuando todos tienen la confianza para vacunarse. Es necesario un uso de vacunas que sea consistente con las recomendaciones de los CDC si vamos a detener la propagación del COVID-19. Cuando se vacuna, se protege a sí mismo y a los miembros de su familia y su comunidad.

Una vacuna funciona mejor cuando todos tienen la confianza para vacunarse. Es necesario un uso de vacunas que sea consistente con las recomendaciones de los CDC si vamos a detener la propagación del COVID-19. Cuando se vacuna, se protege a sí mismo y a los miembros de su familia y su comunidad.

How are we working with Congressional leaders to improve bone health? The Increasing Access to Osteoporosis Testing for ...
05/28/2021
Larson Introduces Bill to Make Osteoporosis Screening More Accessible

How are we working with Congressional leaders to improve bone health? The Increasing Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2021 is our way of doing just that! https://bit.ly/3fGJK3S #DXAStrong

Yesterday, 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 scree...

The concept of exercise is relatively new in the human story and if you're not excited to exercise, it's understandable....
05/28/2021
Why Exercise is Healthy and Rewarding (and what to do if it’s not your thing) — Bone Talk

The concept of exercise is relatively new in the human story and if you're not excited to exercise, it's understandable. In this episode of BoneTalk, NOF Trustee Barbara Hannah Grufferman is joined by Dr. Daniel Lieberman, author of "Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding." https://www.bonetalk.org/podcast-episodes/why-exercise-is-healthy-and-rewarding-and-what-to-do-if-its-not-your-thing

In this episode of BoneTalk, host Barbara Hannah Grufferman is joined by Dr. Daniel Lieberman, author of “ Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding. ” Dr. Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a pioneering researcher on the e...

Looking for support resources? Get our quick-guide here: https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/NOF-Patient-Resources.pd...
05/28/2021

Looking for support resources? Get our quick-guide here:https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/NOF-Patient-Resources.pdf

Looking for support resources? Get our quick-guide here:https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/NOF-Patient-Resources.pdf

Try the following tips to help prevent falls when you are outside or at home! https://www.nof.org/patients/fracturesfall...
05/27/2021
Preventing Fractures and Falls - National Osteoporosis Foundation

Try the following tips to help prevent falls when you are outside or at home! https://www.nof.org/patients/fracturesfall-prevention/ #BeBoneStrong #fractureprevention

It’s never too early or too late to take steps to protect your bones from osteoporosis fracture risk. Preventing Spinal Fractures Broken bones of the spine are common in people with osteoporosis and often go unnoticed until more serious problems occur. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms...

Our partner Inspire surveyed tens of thousands of people about their vaccine experiences. We invite you to contribute to...
05/27/2021

Our partner Inspire surveyed tens of thousands of people about their vaccine experiences. We invite you to contribute to a broader understanding of vaccine perceptions, symptoms, and access in the osteoporosis community by taking the survey & exploring the results through Inspire's interactive dashboard.
https://bit.ly/3aacJep @inspiredotcom

Our partner Inspire surveyed tens of thousands of people about their vaccine experiences. We invite you to contribute to a broader understanding of vaccine perceptions, symptoms, and access in the osteoporosis community by taking the survey & exploring the results through Inspire's interactive dashboard.
https://bit.ly/3aacJep @inspiredotcom

Some people find that just committing to positive thoughts helps them reach personal goals. Positive thoughts are also c...
05/27/2021
Overall Health - National Osteoporosis Foundation

Some people find that just committing to positive thoughts helps them reach personal goals. Positive thoughts are also called affirmations or words of wisdom. Affirmations can sound like:
🌟 I think positive thoughts about my physical and emotional health.
🌟 My bone health is worth my time and attention.
🌟 I approach the future one day at a time, and I remember to appreciate each day as I live it.
https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/overall-health/

When you think about osteoporosis, you may think of the broken bones that can happen to people with this disease. Other images may include height loss and stooped or hunched posture. In addition to these more obvious aspects of osteoporosis, what many of us do not realize is that the disease can hav...

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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.

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Is it enough to take calcium suplemments , for a proven case of osteoporosis, or a drug like alendronic acid is more efficient? How to choose?
Hi! Any males suffering from osteoporosis?
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