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Tue, 2012-06-19

Seniors should take vitamin D and exercise to prevent falls, federal panel recommends

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.

Thu, 2012-06-14

NBHA Reacts to Media Coverage Regarding the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Osteoporotic Fractures in Adults Draft Recommendation Statement

Washington, DC, June 14, 2012 – On June 12, 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Osteoporotic Fractures in Adults draft recommendation statement which concluded that “the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of the benefits and harms of combined vitamin D and calcium supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures in premenopausal women or in men.”

Wed, 2012-06-06

Bad to the bones Osteopenia and osteoporosis are 'silent,' so prevention is key

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.

Fri, 2012-06-01

Seniors should take vitamin D and exercise to prevent falls, federal panel recommends

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 ... concluded that the latest evidence was strong enough to recommend these two measures.

Fri, 2012-05-25

NBHA Reacts to Media Coverage of Potential Link Between Calcium Supplements and Heart Attack Risk

Washington, D.C., May 25, 2012 - A study published in the June issue of the journal Heart suggests a link between increased risk of heart attack and calcium supplementation. More research is needed to better understand the potential relationship between calcium supplements and heart attack risk and individuals should therefore consult with their healthcare professional before discontinuing the use of calcium supplements while continuing to meet their daily calcium needs from food sources first.

Tue, 2012-05-22

National Women’s Health Week Activities: How You Can Get Involved

May 13, 2012 to May 19, 2012 is National Women’s Health Week, an annual event coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health... Several organizations have partnered with National Women’s Health Week to organize women’s health events... the National Bone Health Alliance ... [is] hosting a half-day education summit on May 15th on postmenopausal osteoporosis and secondary fracture prevention.

Tue, 2012-05-22

Older adults with fracture should get test

Fifty percent of osteoporosis-related repeat fractures can be prevented, but only 2-in-10 bone breaks get a follow-up osteoporosis test, U.S. bone experts say. The National Bone Health Alliance, a public-private partnership with 42 member organizations, is urging for those age 50 and older to request a test after suffering an initial fracture.

Tue, 2012-05-22

2Million2Many Campaign Launched to Raise Awareness and Advance Prevention of Osteoporosis

GSW Worldwide and National Bone Health Alliance partner to create Cast Mountain to help “break” stereotypes

GSW Worldwide, an inVentiv health company and one of the largest healthcare advertising agencies in the world, has announced a partnership with the National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) to develop 2Million2Many, a national campaign aimed to raise awareness about the connection between osteoporosis and broken bones and to advance the NBHA’s 20/20 vision to reduce the rate of osteoporosis-related breaks 20 percent by the year 2020.

Tue, 2012-05-22

2Million2Many campaign flags bone fracture, osteoporosis link

The National Bone Health Alliance and inVentiv shop GSW Worldwide are launching 2Million2Many, a national education campaign designed to raise awareness of the connection between osteoporosis and broken bones. The campaign, including print ads, a microsite (2million2many.org), PSA and documentary, will urge Americans 50 and up to get follow-up testing when they break a bone.

Tue, 2012-05-22

Eye on Bone Health - Volume 2 Issue 1 April 2012

Read the spring issue of Eye on Bone Health.

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