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Contact Your Representative to help support NOF

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Please contact your Congressional Representatives and ask them to support H.R. 1905 – the Mother’s Day Centennial Coin Act. If the bill passes, the commemorative coins honoring Mother’s Day will be available ...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Osteoporosis

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted October 9, 2012
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  • Interesting information from Medscape http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/7712 75?src=mp ...

Upcoming Webinar for Medicare Beneficiaries

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted September 25, 2012
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  • Posting the following info on behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services National Medicare Education Program (NMEP) Meeting Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., EST Webinar ...

Wall Street Journal Article on Calcium

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted July 3, 2012
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  • NOF Past Presidents Ethel Siris, M.D. and Bess Dawson-Hughes, M.D. are featured in a recent Wall Street Journal article clarifying the importance of getting the calcium needed for bone health despite ...

Consumer Update from FDA on Bisphosphonates

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted June 28, 2012
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  • http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Consumer Updates/ucm309688.htm?source=govdelivery ...

USPSTF Draft Recommendations Announced This Week

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted June 15, 2012
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  • NOF responds to the USPSTF draft recommendations on calcium and vitamin D. To learn more, visit http://www.nof.org/node/813 ...

Free Event in Orlando on April 25

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted March 29, 2012
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  • NOF will be hosting the Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life Consumer and Patient Forum on April 25, 10 am - 2 pm at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando. The event will include presentations from leading experts ...

It's not too late to register for today's free webinar

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted December 6, 2011
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  • If you'd like to join the National Osteoporosis Foundation's free webinar "Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Osteoporosis Treatment" at 1 PM EST today, you can register through the following link https://nof.peachnewmedia.com/store/semi ...

Prevention Magazine is Looking for Mother-Daughter Stories

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted June 6, 2011
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  • Prevention magazine is starting a new column called "The Mother/Daughter Health Makeover." They are currently looking for mothers and daughters who both have osteoporosis. They are seeking daughters in ...

Free osteoporosis event in Las Vegas, May 21

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted April 26, 2011
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  • This first-time event will bring together nationally-recognized experts to address your questions about osteoporosis. The forum, which is free to registered participants, will open with best-selling author ...

Tips for finding a weighted vest

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted March 7, 2011
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  • Many people with osteoporosis or low bone density (osteopenia) ask about wearing a weighted vest. While we are unable to recommend specific brands, here are some tips from a physical therapist: There ...

Tips for getting the most accurate bone density test

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted January 25, 2011
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  • Bone density testing is done for the following three reasons: 1. To diagnose osteoporosis 2. To predict your risk of breaking a bone 3. To see how well your osteoporosis treatment program is working When ...

Institute of Medicine (IOM) Updates Vitamin D Recommendations

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted December 1, 2010
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  • November 30, 2010 -- Today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released updated recommendations regarding calcium and vitamin D intake. IOM recommends 600 international units (IU) of vitamin D every day for ...

Don't forget to sign up for today's free webinar!

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted December 1, 2010
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  • Dr. Felicia Cosman will be presenting "Update on Osteoporosis Treatment Options" today at 2 pm EST. To register for this event, please visit https://nof.peachnewmedia.com/store/semi nar/seminar.php?seminar=6171 ...

Protecting Your Fragile Spine - New NOF Resource

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted November 3, 2010
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  • This resource was developed to help people learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of spine fractures and take steps to prevent these fractures from happening in the first place. For those who have ...

Bisphosphonates and Esophageal Cancer

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted September 13, 2010
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  • What is the concern? Researchers have been looking into a possible link between the use of oral bisphosphonate medications, such as alendronate (Fosamax®), ibandronate (Boniva®) and risedronate (Actonel ...

NOF Celebrates Awareness and Prevention Month

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted May 3, 2010
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  • Did you know that May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month? In recognition of this observance, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is launching its new Healthy Bones, Build Them ...

Sign up for NOF's upcoming educational webinar...it's free!

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted April 22, 2010
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  • NOF invites you to participate in our live educational webinar, "How Strong Are Your Bones?" presented by Felicia Cosman, MD on May 27 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST. This will be the first of four webinars ...

Vitamin A and Bone Health

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted March 4, 2010
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  • There has been some recent discussion about vitamin A on the Osteoporosis Community. Here is some information from NOF about vitamin A and bone health. We hope you find it helpful! Vitamin A is important ...

New NOF Resouce for Midlife Women

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  • By Osteo_Staff_Journal · Posted November 10, 2009
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  • The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), has launched a revised version of its brochure Hormones and Healthy Bones: Helping Midlife Women Make Better Choices for a Healthy Future. The revised brochure ...

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