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Bone Health During COVID-19: Important Information for Patients and Caregivers On June 10, NOF’s Board President and Chief Medical Officer reviewed important information via a live webinar about how to manage your bone health during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. NOF recently surveyed its patient and caregiver community to ask about access to care, availability… Read more »

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 “potential dangers” [1]. The USA adaption of the fracture risk assessment tool, FRAX [2], was cited as an example of an algorithm with the potential “to perpetuate or even amplify race-based health inequities.”… 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 »

UnivisiĂłn and NOF »

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Univisión, 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 “Despierta América,” reminding their audience that May is National Osteoporosis Month.

Crucial Access To Injected And Infused Medications Needed For Medicare Patients »

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The federal government has made huge progress in lowering regulatory barriers in order to accelerate access to health care during the coronavirus crisis, including allowing patients to talk with their doctors by telemedicine visits. But one group of particularly vulnerable patients has been left out: Medicare beneficiaries needing access to infused or injected drugs that… Read more »

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 The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the country’s leading health organization representing 10 million Americans who suffer from osteoporosis, a chronic disease that weakens bone and increases a person’s risk for debilitating and deadly fractures, urges Members of Congress to assure that patients who are covered by Medicare Part B… Read more »

UPDATED: Coronavirus: What Older Adults Need to Know »

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By Kathleen Cameron, BSPharm, MPH | 2.28.2020 Note: This blog post was originally published by the National Council on Aging and was updated on March 7 with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please check back frequently for updates and visit CDC for the most current news. The situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)… Read more »