NOF Statement on New Treatment Option for Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis (GIOP) »

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GIOP is the most common form of secondary osteoporosis. In the U.S., more than 10 percent of patients who receive long-term glucocorticoid treatment are diagnosed with a clinical fracture. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the use of denosumab for the treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) in men and women at… Read more »

NOF Statement on Medicare Part D »

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Washington, DC ā€“ The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) sent the following statement to Members of Congress on the importance of protecting Medicare Part D: NOF is concerned that recent changes to the Medicare Part D program in the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018 opens the door to other potentially harmful changes that could disrupt… Read more »

Intiva Health and National Osteoporosis Foundation Launch Cryptocurrency Donation Program »

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Austin, TX ā€” Intiva Health, a career platform for medical professionals, which recently announced an initial coin offering, is partnering with the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) on a charitable cryptocurrency donation program. Investors who purchase Intiva Tokens, a cryptocurrency that can be used by licensed medical professionals to purchase such services as continuing education or… Read more »

National Osteoporosis Foundation is Accredited as a Provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission »

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The American Nurses Credentialing Centerā€™s Commission on Accreditation has confirmed that the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) has been renewed as an accredited provider of continuing nursing education for four years, through February 28, 2022. ā€œNurses are on the front lines in helping to identify and treat osteoporosis patients and we are pleased to be able… Read more »

NOF Opposing Provision Undermining Medicare Part D »

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) issued the following statement opposing a provision included in the recently proposed Congressional budget deal that would undermine Medicare Part D: ā€œLast year, NOF circulated a letter signed by more than 300 health advocacy groups opposing harmful changes to Medicare Part D, yet Congress continues to find ways to undermine… Read more »

NOF Response to JAMA Article Published December 26, 2017: The Association Between Calcium or Vitamin D Supplementation and Fracture Incidence in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis »

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Approximately 10 million Americans over the age of 50 have osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become weak and more likely to break[i]. In fact, two million bone breaks occur every year in the U.S. due to osteoporosis, often resulting in immobility, pain, placement in a nursing home, isolation and other health problems. Scientific… Read more »

NOF Response to Part D Rule Proposal »

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) recently sent a letter to Congress signed by over 300 health advocacy groups in support of protecting the Medicare Part D program. Today, NOF issued the following statement in response to the new Part D rule proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): ā€œWe applaud the Centers… Read more »

Asian American Life Segment on Osteoporosis »

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Asian American Life recently featured a segment on the hidden dangers of osteoporosis and the latest tips you can take to prevent it. Watch as reporter Minnie Roh walks you through why osteoporosis should be on the list of health ailments you work to prevent as you age, along with cancer, heart disease and stroke…. Read more »

NOF Response to USPSTF Recommendation on Calcium and Vitamin D »

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Comments Submitted to the USPSTF Draft Recommendation Statement on Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Adults: Preventive Medication The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the leading health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health, appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the latest USPSTF Draft Recommendation Statement on… Read more »