Organizations for information, activities and resources

Throughout the country, there are many community, state and national organizations that provide health information, activities and resources to help people.

Discussions

How about a good medical newsletter, especially for women?

Marvi
  • By Marvi · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • OK, I didn't get much response to my question about a regular source for cutting edge medical info, so I would like to know what medical newsletters people find most helpful? Have been getting the Harvard ...

Vit amin D level checks

Fandango
  • By Fandango · New reply January 31, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Hi-I live in West Midlands in the UK. I read that there are hospitals that will test Vitamin D levels with a home kit. Can anyone please tell me where I could purchase one? Many thanks -Jan ...

Hypoparathyroidism and Hemochromatosis

Sparrow33
  • By Sparrow33 · New reply December 31, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • I have recently completed several months of therapeutic phlebotomy (TP) for Hemochromatosis to get my ferritin levels down below 50. I could only tolerate giving the 500ml of blood very 10 to 14 days ...

GIVING TUESDAY is TODAY!

ClaireG
  • By ClaireG · Posted December 3, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Dear Inspire Community, Today is Giving Tuesday - a national day of giving to nonprofit organizations to help have a lasting impact and support the mission of many worth causes. Please consider a donation ...

Giving Tuesday

ClaireG
  • By ClaireG · Posted December 2, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Tomorrow is "Giving Tuesday" - the follow up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday that encourages people to donate to nonprofits to have a lasting and crucial impact. If you're so inclined, please consider ...

Reclast

flanderbear
  • By flanderbear · New reply November 17, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Do you know of any class action suit for people like me who have been harmed by severe side effects caused by Reclast ...

free vit d Vitamin D Disease Prevention Symposium

faylou
  • By faylou · New reply November 5, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Vitamin D Disease Prevention Symposium taking place in Hamilton and Toronto this November Medical professionals and the public are invited to attend one of two free information sessions on vitamin D and ...

Love Your Bones! World Osteoporosis Day-October 20th

SusieHathaway
  • By SusieHathaway · New reply October 20, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • The IOF, International Osteoporosis Foundation, organizes a World Osteoporosis Day yearly on October 20th. The 2013 theme is, “Postmenopausal women and their bone health, Strong Bones Make Strong Women ...

Osteoporosis Support Group meeting

sboudreaux
  • By sboudreaux · Posted September 10, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • The Bone Health Central Osteoporosis Support Group will be having our Fall 2013 meeting on September 20, 2013 at Ryan's Restaurant in Lake Charles, LA. It is open to anyone with osteopenia or osteoporosis ...

A few interesting links

alwaysgrateful
  • By alwaysgrateful · New reply August 2, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • http://www.nia.nih.gov/health https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/defaul t.aspx http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/home-ca re-services/HO00084/?utm_source=newslett er&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=osteopo ...

Where to get bone density testing

debbib
  • By debbib · New reply June 21, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I am writing for my mother who is 68 years old and has never had a bone density test. Her GYN recommended one. She has health insurance but a high deductible so I'm looking for low cost or free options ...

Oswego County, NY - Osteo Bone Builders program

SusieHathaway
  • By SusieHathaway · New reply June 9, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • The Retired and Senior Volunteer program, a division of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, offers the Osteo Bone Builders exercise program at more than 20 sites throughout Oswego ...

Free strength program for women over 50 in Rising Sun, Indiana

SusieHathaway
  • By SusieHathaway · Posted May 4, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • "Purdue Extension– Dearborn County is offering a free strength training program for women over the age of 50. Weights are provided. The program will be offered from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ...

Legislation

VMAB
  • By VMAB · New reply April 25, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • Let me start off by saying, thank you for this site as I’ve learned from reading posts over the last several months. As a Health Education graduate student specializing in disease states such as osteoporosis ...

Raising Money

EmWare29
  • By EmWare29 · New reply January 14, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Osteoporosis has greatly impacted my life. I am only a student and have yet to be diagnosed, but with my family history, I am sure I will one day. I want to spread the word about osteoporosis and get ...

Dr Kim Article

OsteoMike
  • By OsteoMike · New reply January 5, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Hi Group, Here is an article that I found to be excellent advise for the New Year! Enjoy, and God bless! Mike http://drbenkim.com/prevent-osteoporosis .html also: http://www.drbenkim.com/best-way-stay-he ...

A special thank you to our four community group leaders

alwaysgrateful
  • By alwaysgrateful · New reply November 27, 2012
  • 13 replies
  • On Thanksgiving, let's take a moment to remember and send holiday wishes to our four community group leaders who contribute so much to this site. Here's an excerpt from a recent NOF post with more information ...

San Jose, CA -Nov. 29th

SusieHathaway
  • By SusieHathaway · Posted November 15, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • Osteoporosis: Exercise and Fracture Prevention O'Connor Hospital physician Michael Henehan, DO, presents a Living Well Community Class on osteoporosis. Learn how exercise helps build strong bones. Specific ...

Spreading the Word about Osteoporosis

Judy_NOFStaff (Inactive)
  • By Judy_NOFStaff (Inactive) · New reply October 24, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • In this Huffington Post article in honor of World Osteoporosis Day this past Saturday, Barbara Hannah Grufferman shares some osteoporosis facts, resources and her own story http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-ha ...

What Helps You Learn About and Manage Osteoporosis?

smarie814
  • By smarie814 · New reply October 6, 2012
  • 9 replies
  • I would love help from anyone who is willing..... I am taking a course called Human Computer Interaction via Coursera. We need to do a project for the course and I decided that the biggest thing on my ...

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