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The Bone Zone
Current issues from our Medical and Scientific Advisory Board members
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
One might find it surprising that many people in “healthy” California are at significant risk for fractures and may not know it. I worked with American Bone Health in July and learned this first hand.
Using a web-based tool, I joined 138 other volunteers at 36 Walgreens Stores throughout California. Together we screened 523 older adults. 72% of those people we screened were at moderate or high risk of having a life-changing fracture in the ... Read more
Bone Mineral Density (BMD) testing is an important diagnostic tool for health care providers to understand one component of bone health. However, it is not the entire story. There are critically important clinical risk factors, as measured by a number of tools including the FORE Fracture Risk Calculator™ (https://riskcalculator.fore.org) that assess the possibility of fracture – the most important consequence of bone loss.
To focus exclusi... Read more
Meet our Volunteers
I am a Medical Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer. I hold a certification in the Meeks Method, and have developed a course called Love Your Bones (TM), teaching clients with osteoporosis how to exercise safely, (based on the Meeks Method). I have an Iyengar Yoga Certification, and teach gentle yoga, modified to all populations. I am owner of Pink Star Personal Training as well as Medical Exercise Services of Westchester.