Patients’ Perspectives as a Catalyst for Action to Improving Osteoporosis Care »

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Despite progress in scientific research and available treatments and diagnostic tools, osteoporosis remains a global health problem with potentially devastating consequences for patients and significant costs for health care systems. Ghent University prepared a report that presents for the first time the strongest voice in the mission to increase awareness of osteoporosis and to advocate… Read more »

Falling Can Be Fatal »

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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 »

State Resolutions Proclaiming May as Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month »

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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 »

ISO2022: Lawrence G. Raisz, MD Memorial Lecture Award »

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Please join us in congratulating Meryl LeBoff, M.D. as the recipient of the 2022 Lawrence G. Raisz, MD Memorial Lecture Award. The topic of “Optimizing Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment: The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation’s Clinician’s Guide 2022” will be presented at the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO2022), the nation’s leading clinical conference on bone… Read more »

Registration for the May 2022 Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis is Now Open »

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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 »

Rep. John B. Larson Introduces Bill to Make Osteoporosis Screening More Accessible »

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This week, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) introduced the Increasing Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2021 (H.R. 3517) with Reps. Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Lori Trahan (MA-03), Michael Burgess M.D. (TX-26), and Jackie Walorski (IN-02) to improve  access to osteoporosis screening. Fractures caused by osteoporosis are among the most significant challenges threatening the independence and quality of life for… Read more »

April is National Minority Health Month »

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April 2021 is the National Minority Health Month and the National Osteoporosis Foundation believes that providing awareness and education about bone health will help bridge the disparity gap in healthcare. “We must proactively address disparities in healthcare and help raise awareness about bone health for all Americans.” Claire Gill, CEO National Osteoporosis Foundation Three questions… Read more »