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The Bone Zone
Current issues from our Medical and Scientific Advisory Board members
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
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
Physicians have identified only 30% of the US residents who have osteoporosis. While these patients have been screened for bone loss and have had the opportunity to be treated, the remaining 70% with osteoporosis are living with the serious threat of hip or spine fracture and possible long-term disability or death.
This is an unacceptable level of medical care that has a simple solution. Women over 65 and men over 70 years are at high risk for o... Read more
Meet our Volunteers
After a 25+ year career in the travel industry, I left to dedicate myself full-time to educating and motivating others to lead healthy, vibrant lives. Certified in Authentic Pilates in 2001, I opened The Wellness Scoop, LLC in 2004, where I offer private & group Pilates & Zumba Gold™ classes. I am also a certified weight loss coach, and lead programs in nutrition, weight management, and healthy living.
I'm excited to now be an American Bone Health representative and to help spread the wor ...