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The Bone Zone
Current issues from our Medical and Scientific Advisory Board members
Stronger Evidence for Stronger Bones
When a woman is prescribed exercise for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis, there are two questions she will probably want to ask her orthopedic doctor: “What exercise activities are best for my bones?” and “How much exercise do I need?”
Surprisingly, there is not enough clinical research data to provide definite answers to these important questions. Instead, doctors currently base their advice on ... Read more
For the past 20 years, we have been fortunate to have bone densitometers that provide a reliable diagnostic test for osteoporosis--- the bone mineral density (BMD) test. This test has led to better identification of people at risk for fracture who can be treated effectively and, on the other hand, to better discriminate people whose risk of fracture is low and who needn’t worry. Recent studies confirm that BMD changes are relatively small... Read more
There are nearly 164,000 primary care doctors (not including pediatricians) in the US compared to an estimated 4,000 endocrinologists and 4,946 rheumatologists who see adult patients. If you count the number of endocrinologists who specialize in osteoporosis, the number is much smaller. So if 40 million people are at risk for osteoporosis, how will they ever see an endocrinologist? Well – they won’t. It’s an unfortunate tale that in medical schoo... Read more
Meet our Volunteers
I have always had a passion for public health and patient advocacy. When I came to American Bone Health in 2001 (then it was FORE) I knew it would be a great fit for me.
We have been through many changes since 2001, most notably was our move to being a true volunteer driven, grassroots organization. I am continually inspired by the enormous amount of work and heart given by our volunteers to raise awareness of osteoporosis and fracture prevention and bone health.
One day we will see a wor ...