Osteoporosis affects roughly 10 million Americans, with low bone density affecting another 44 million Americans. Click here to read the full article.
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone that makes a person’s bones weak and more likely to break. Approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and another 44 million have low bone density, placing them at increased risk. Click here to read the full article.
10 million Americans have the disease, which results in weak, brittle bones — here’s what to do. Click here to read the article and watch the video.
A bone density test gauges the mineral content, like calcium, within your bones. The primary and versatile method for this assessment is Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA). DXA serves to proactively diagnose osteoporosis, assess future fracture risk, and track the progress of osteoporosis treatments, all before a bone fracture occurs. Click here to read the full… Read more »
BHOF Trustee Barbara Hannah Grufferman’s article, 10 Risks for Osteoporosis — and Its Early Warning Signs, was featured in AARP News to help readers learn about habits that can weaken your bones, and how to spot the changes early on. Click here to read the article.
In honor of World Osteoporosis Day, HealthyWomen launched The #YesYouScan! Campaign. Britt Waters talked with BHOF CEO Claire Gill about how the campaign raises awareness on the importance of bone scans.
When we fall as kids, we’re told to pick ourselves up and start over again. As we grow older, the issues around falling turn darker. Many older adults grow fearful, seeing scary ads for alarms to engage if we fall and can’t get up. If people knew all the facts, they’d be even more concerned. Every… Read more »
On the heels of the 2021 Milliman Report’s state-based data addressing the differences in the economic and clinical impact of fractures suffered by Americans on Medicare, the Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) has asked state legislatures to reinforce May as Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month and spread awareness of osteoporosis and its impact. Thank… Read more »
The Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) will take pace virtually from May 5-7, 2022. The ISO is the nation’s leading clinical conference on osteoporosis and bone health and attracts hundreds of healthcare providers from across the country. If you are a healthcare provider and are interested in the full course curriculum provided and the opportunity to… Read more »
In the past 18 months, some of your medical care — including supporting your bone health — may have fallen by the wayside. In the first few months of the pandemic, for example, about a third of health-care providers in one survey said they had pushed off bone density screenings. Even before the pandemic, an… Read more »