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National Osteoporosis Foundation

National Osteoporosis Foundation
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Organization website: http://www.nof.org

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the leading consumer and community-focused health organization dedicated to the prevention of osteoporosis and broken bones, the promotion of strong bones for life and the reduction of human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research. Established in 1984, NOF is the nation's leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. With the support of individuals, companies and associations, NOF works to advance medical research, educate and train healthcare providers to establish a standard of care for osteoporosis management to ensure the best possible care and support for those living with the disease and to educate the public on what they can do to prevent fractures and build healthy bones to last a lifetime. For more information on the National Osteoporosis Foundation, visit www.nof.org

 

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This is an important question because the National Cancer Institute estimates that one in eight women in our country will develop breast cancer...
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Several studies have shown a connection between certain acid suppression medicines and an increased chance of breaking a hip. The medicines in this...
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Two studies on alendronate (brand name Fosamax®) suggested a connection between alendronate and atrial fibrillation (1, 2). (Atrial fibrillation is a...
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Finding out the reason for her broken hip is a good first step. Your mother is likely to have osteoporosis. If she has never had a bone density test...
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Many people can improve their balance and reduce their risk of falling by repeating a few simple exercises every day. Here are two exercises that may...
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During pregnancy, it is important that a woman get enough calcium for both herself and growing baby. Because of this important need for calcium...
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If you have osteoporosis, you should avoid any movements that require you to bend forward from the waist, such as doing a toe touch. When you bend...
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Taking more calcium than what you need is not beneficial and may even be harmful. When you take too much calcium from supplements, the excess calcium...
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Like many vitamins and minerals, vitamin K appears to play a role in your bone health. The recommended daily intake is 90 -120 micrograms (µg).There...
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For most people with osteoporosis, jogging would be considered unsafe. While jogging is a high-impact weight-bearing exercise that can help keep...
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Stiffness and pain in the legs or knees are most commonly associated with osteoarthritis and are rarely caused by osteoporosis. Back pain, however...
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Depo-Provera® has been available for many years as a contraceptive injection given every three months. It provides a convenient birth control choice...
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Daily Values (DV) are standardized measures developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help people learn the amount of specific...
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Strontium is a mineral that is present in some foods. It is also available in certain dietary or nutritional supplements. Some supplement companies...
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Weight loss can increase the risk of bone loss and osteoporosis. Because of concerns about heart disease, diabetes and other medical problems linked...