Osteoporosis

More than 48 million Americans have low bone mass—putting them at risk for osteoporosis and broken bones. And 9 million Americans are living with osteoporosis, a disease that not only puts our bones in jeopardy, but threatens our quality of life and independence. Learn more about how to prevent and treat this life-changing disease.

Press Room

Find Stats on Chronic Diseases of Aging and Medical Innovation at Newly Designed Silver Book® Site

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 10th, 2015

Site Includes Data on Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Vision Loss, and More


New Resource Focuses on the Growing Burden of Osteoporosis

Date: August 4th, 2008

The Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), released a new volume of The Silver Book®: Chronic Disease and Medical Innovation in an Aging Nation.


Alliance Develops Osteoporosis Tool for Health Professionals

Date: May 8th, 2008

Clipboard tool with algorithm helps diagnose and treat bone disease.


Alliance Unveils Resource about Bone Disease

Date: January 11th, 2008

"Standing Strong" Toolkit Available to Community Groups


Experts Warn that Osteoporosis is Not a Priority

Date: May 5th, 2005

Experts Warned That Osteoporosis is not a Healthcare Priority for Patients or Physicians

Related Topics: Osteoporosis


Survey Shows Women Fear Losing Independence from Osteoporosis

Date: March 1st, 2005

A national survey highlights the importance of doctors understanding their patients’ fears about osteoporosis and how those fears can motivate them to take their medication.

Publications


Presentation

Bone Health of Americans is in Jeopardy

Author: Dr. Joan Lappe

Date: 2008

In an Alliance for Aging Research, National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) joint briefing, Dr. Joan Lappe presented on the human burden of osteoporosis and the need for continued research into prevention and treatment options. Her slides are available here.



Presentation

The Value of Innovation in Osteoporosis

Author: Rachael Fleurence, PhD

Date: 2008

In an Alliance for Aging Research, National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) joint briefing, Rachael Fleurence, PhD, presented on the current economic burden of osteoporosis and the value of innovation in reducing that burden. Her slides are available here.



Podcast

Standing Strong: Preventing Osteoporosis with Dr. Michelle Bellantoni

Date: 2008

What foods are good for your bones and which ones may be hurting them? What exercise is best for warding off weak bones? When should you start getting your bones scanned?

Find out the answers and get other interesting tips on prevention and treatment in this podcast with Dr. Michelle Bellantoni from Johns Hopkins University. An expert in osteoporosis, Dr. Bellantoni discusses the details of prevention and talks about some of the latest news and research on osteoporosis.

Newsletter

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.

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 and treatment, and higher rates of disease and illness.


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.
 
 


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.