2MILLION2MANY Campaign: Reducing the Burden of Osteoporosis

Date: July 1st, 2013

Most people who break a bone are treated in the emergency room or at an urgent care facility, and life goes on. But 2 million of those bone breaks each year are not the result of an accident, but a sign of osteoporosis. Despite these numbers, only 2 in 10 older women who break a bone are treated for or even receive a simple test for osteoporosis. Believe it or not, osteoporosis—the deterioration of bone tissues and bone mass—is one of

Related Topics: Osteoporosis

Battling Health Disparities: Closing the Gaps

Date: July 1st, 2009

Thanks to enormous advances in public health and exciting breakthroughs in medical innovation, over the past century Americans have seen dramatic gains in health and longevity. The United States currently spends more on health care than any other nation and for most people, this means access to one of the best health care systems in the world. Unfortunately, it doesn’t benefit all people equally and the reality is that most minorities have less access to care, fewer options for prevention

Tools to Help Women Take Charge of Their Bone Health

Date: May 1st, 2008

Osteoporosis, also known as porous bone disease, is a silent disease; often the first symptom is a broken bone. It poses a serious risk to older, post-menopausal women, although men can develop the disease also. Ten million Americans have osteoporosis, and 34 million suffer from osteopenia or low bone mass, which increases the risk of developing osteoporosis. The aging of the baby boomer generation will boost these numbers to 52 million by 2010. Women have an opportunity to hear from other

Woman's Breaking Point

Date: April 1st, 2005

A new national survey reveals too many physicians misread or do not even ask about the fears of their osteoporosis patients and inferentially suggests this may be one more reason why many patients do not stick with their medications. According to the Women’s Bone Health Survey conducted by the Opinion Research Corporation in collaboration with the Alliance, more than half of the polled women say they take their medications to remain healthy and independent, yet two-thirds of the surveyed doctors believe avoiding bone