Racial disparities, FRAX, and the care of patients with osteoporosis »

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A recent publication in a prestigious medical journal, released June 17, 2020, reviewed race-based adjustments in selected clinical algorithms and described their ā€œpotential dangersā€ [1]. The USA adaption of the fracture risk assessment tool, FRAX [2], was cited as an example of an algorithm with the potential ā€œto perpetuate or even amplify race-based health inequities.ā€… Read more »

Core principles for fracture prevention: North American Consensus from the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Osteoporosis Canada, and Academia Nacional de Medicina de Mexico »

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Abstract Summary Core principles for fracture prevention address fundamental concepts for the evaluation and management of patients at risk for fracture. These are intended to form the foundation of clinical practice guidelines and represent a first step toward guideline harmonization. Introduction The large number of clinical practice guidelines for osteoporosis and discordance of recommendations has… Read more »

Joint Guidance on Vitamin D in the Era of COVID-19 from the ASBMR, AACE, Endocrine Society, ECTS, NOF, and IOF »

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In response to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, and the attendant impact on outdoor physical activity and leisure time, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), Endocrine Society, European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS), National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), and International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) remind individuals of the importance… Read more »

Now Is the Time to Take Steps to Avoid Osteoporosis »

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This article is reposted with permission and was originally published online as part ofĀ USA Todayā€™s Media Planet ā€œBone & Joint Wellnessā€Ā campaign within their most recent edition of Personal Health.Ā    Over half of all women and a quarter of men will break a bone in their lifetime because of osteoporosis. Whether you have the disease… Read more »

Anti-Discrimination Statement »

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  Dear NOF Community, At the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), we know that silence can be extremely painful. Osteoporosis is often called a ā€œsilent diseaseā€ because you may not know you have it until you break a bone. For the many patients who suffer, there is nothing silent about their pain. Therefore, we must speak… Read more »

UnivisiĆ³n and NOF »

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UnivisiĆ³n, the largest Hispanic media company in the country, supports the efforts of the National Osteoporosis Foundation by helping to create awareness about bone health in their nationwide show ā€œDespierta AmĆ©rica,ā€ reminding their audience that May is National Osteoporosis Month.

Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) Cancelled »

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  Dear Attendees, We hope that you, your family and colleagues are safe and healthy during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. All staff at the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) are working from home, but fully able to continue to serve our patient and healthcare professional communities. After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the Interdisciplinary… Read more »

NOF Statement on Access to Osteoporosis Medications Covered Under Medicare Part B During COVID-19 Pandemic »

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Contact: Claire Gill, Interim CEO claire.gill@bonehealthandosteoporosis.org The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the countryā€™s leading health organization representing 10 million Americans who suffer from osteoporosis, a chronic disease that weakens bone and increases a personā€™s risk for debilitating and deadly fractures, urges Members of Congress to assure that patients who are covered by Medicare Part B… Read more »