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American Bone Health Blog

Nutrition

About Vitamin D

Research indicates that a sufficient blood level of this hormone, vitamin D, is associated with fewer deaths from heart disease; breast, colon, and prostate cancer;

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Exercise & Physical Activity

The Mechanics of Walking

Walking involves a coordinated effort of the feet, knees, and hips. The cycle of how a person walks is called the gait. The gait cycle

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Exercise & Physical Activity

2018 Physical Activity Guidelines

Jump for joy! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updated their physical activity guidelines with a considerable nod to bone health.  We have

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Bone Health

Cancer and Bone Health

Cancer can have dramatic, yet often hidden consequences for bone health. If you or a loved one is undergoing cancer treatment, learn how cancer and

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Calculate Your Risk

The American Bone Health Fracture Risk Calculator™ estimates fracture risk for women and men over age 45.

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What to know about bone health
and fracture prevention during COVID-19

  • Remove fall dangers in your home.
  • Stay physically active, and at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Eat for proper nutrition, and take a supplement if needed to get enough calcium and vitamin D.
  • Stick with your osteoporosis medicines and ask your doctor for extra if you’re unable to go to the pharmacy.
  • If you are due for Reclast, there is little concern about delaying for a few weeks or months.
  • If you take Prolia or Evenity injections, don’t miss your appointment.  Some facilities offer “drive-through” injections. Check with your doctor.
  • Bone density testing can be postponed, if necessary.
  • Speak with your doctor about the possibility of telephone and video visits.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a page with steps you can take to reduce your risk of catching the virus if you have a chronic illness.

Be well. We are here for you if you have any questions.