Calcium Supplements and the Heart: Clearing Up the Confusion »

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A video interview was recorded with Dr. JoAnn Manson, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She spoke about calcium supplements and the heart which is a subject that has been filled with mixed messages and prone to confusion over the past several years. Watch the recording here.

The NOF’s Methods and Processes for Developing Position Statements »

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation frequently publishes position statements for the benefit of educating healthcare professionals and the general public on a particular issue and/or concern related to preventing osteoporosis and/or promoting strong bones throughout the lifespan. This manuscript represents the official methods and processes adopted by the NOF Board of Trustees for the purpose developing… Read more »

NOF Response to Report in the Journal of the American Heart Association that Calcium Supplements May Damage the Heart »

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We have read and reviewed the report on observational research, published Oct. 10 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, which concludes that taking calcium in the form of supplements may raise the risk of atherosclerosis as assessed by calcium deposits in the coronary arteries, although a diet high in calcium-rich foods appears to… Read more »

Fracture-Liaison Service Greatly Improves Postfracture Care »

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ATLANTA — The dismal rate at which treatment of osteoporosis is initiated following any fragility fracture in the United States can be dramatically improved with the help of a fracture-liaison service, a demonstration project indicates. “All three sites, including Georgetown University Hospital, where I am, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Creighton Health… Read more »

CMS Proposes New Fee Schedules for 2017 »

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On July 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the proposed rule for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System  (HOPPS) for 2017. CMS has proposed to cut the reimbursement rate for Axial DXA, CPT 77080 in the hospital setting from the current national average of $100.69 to $63.33. This reimbursement cut will… Read more »

Fearing Drugs’ Rare Side Effects, Millions Take Their Chances With Osteoporosis »

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Millions of Americans are missing out on a chance to avoid debilitating fractures from weakened bones, researchers say, because they are terrified of exceedingly rare side effects from drugs that can help them.  Last month, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Bone Health Alliance put out… Read more »

Clinical Trial by Juvent Confirms New Device Improves Bone Density in Cancer Survivors »

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One our Corporate Advisory Roundtable members, Juvent, announced very positive results from the St. Jude Children’s Hospital Clinical Trial. An 11% increase in bone density was seen in childhood cancer survivors through their product, Juvent® Dynamic Motion Therapy Platform. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Oncology. To learn more,… Read more »

Medicare Nation Interviews from the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO16) »

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NOF is pleased to share interviews recorded by the Medicare Nation podcast, media partner for NOF’s annual conference, the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis, held May 12-15, 2016 in Miami, FL. Medicare Nation is a weekly podcast dedicated to bringing listeners everything they need to know about Medicare but are afraid to ask. They feature interviews… Read more »