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Bone Health Talks

We can help you prevent bone loss and fractures.

Healthy Bones for LifeTM teaches people what osteoporosis is, how it’s diagnosed and treated, and what steps they can take to stay strong and independent for life. Our trained Peer Educators share the latest in bone health with audiences small and large.

Can we teach a group in your community?

About the skeleton

  • Bone development over the ages
  • Bone structure and bone remodeling
  • Primary and secondary osteoporosis
  • Medicine and medications that cause bone loss

Preventing bone loss and fractures: calcium and vitamin D

  • RDAs 
  • Foods and supplements – knowing how to calculate intake
  • Best way to get vitamin D

Preventing bone loss and fractures: exercise and physical activity

  • How exercise benefits bone health
  • What exercises are best for the skeleton
  • Precautions to take in exercise programs and daily activities
  • Posture, strength and balance basics
  • How to prevent falls and fractures

Fracture risk and bone density

  • T-scores
  • Fracture risk
  • Deciding on treatments

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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.