“National Bone Health Alliance: An Innovative Public-Private Partnership Improving America’s Bone Health”, an article highlighting our business model and major initiatives was published online and in the September issue of Current Osteoporosis Reports. Read the full article online here.
NBHA Leadership, Drs. Sundeep Khosla and Robert Recker, were featured in a question and answer column on osteoporosis that ran in a special "Bone and Joint" supplement in the October 22 issue of the Washington Post. A 2Million2Many public service announcement also ran on page 2 of the supplement.
Cast Mountain looms over a meeting room Friday during the first day of the 13th annual Santa Fe Bone Symposium at the Eldorado Hotel. The 12-foot-by-12-foot installation, which represents the 5,500 osteoporosis-related bone breaks that occur daily in the U.S., is part of the national 2Million2Many campaign to promote osteoporosis testing and awareness.
While many people aren't getting enough calcium, new research cautions that some people may have the opposite problem: They could be getting too much.Americans spend more than $1 billion a year on calcium supplements in hopes of staving off osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease that cripples many elderly women and some men.
To reduce their risk of debilitating falls that can crack a hip or spine, seniors who are unsteady on their feet should take vitamin D supplements and engage in regular exercise or physical therapy, a federal task force recommended on Monday. The US Preventive Services Task Force -- the same panel of experts that gave a thumbs down to PSA screening last week -- concluded that the latest evidence was strong enough to recommend these two measures.
Gail Bruffee, 73, is determined to battle the effects of osteoporosis.
Bruffee, a retired public health nurse, has the bone disorder, which runs in her family. But she's not letting that stop her from living a very active life. She runs two to five miles each day and climbs 45 floors of stairs, for a total of 1,170 steps, two times a day.