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Healthy BoneZone Newsletter

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These are challenging times for all of us.

Like everyone around the world, our team is monitoring the situation and adjusting as things change. We hope that you are well.

Amid the uncertainty, American Bone Health is honoring our accomplishment of 30 years of work with a reaffirmed passion for bone health. We have a new look, new resources, and a renewed commitment to helping you and your loved ones build strong bones for life.

Read on to learn highlights from our past, what is new today and how to be a part of our future.

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We are 30 years old!

Time has gone by quickly as we have fought to build better bone health in this country. Over the course of this year, we will be sharing important moments in our history and laying out our vision for the next 30 years.

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This year we celebrate 30 years of improving bone health. 

Thank you to our founders, donors, medical advisors, peer educators and all of you who have contributed to the work. We will not rest until we can be sure that all people know how to build strong bones for life.

Our 2019 progress report is at the printer. If you would like to get an electronic copy, please send your email. If you would like a printed copy, please send your address.

Happy 2020! 

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Thank you,
but we have a way to go.

In a recent survey, we found that 62% of responders were not aware of the importance of bone health.

As we begin a new year and new decade, our sincere wish is that bone health will become a priority for all Americans. We can do this if we work together.

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As we approach this time of Thanksgiving, we are truly grateful for our Board Members, Peer Educators, donors, corporate supporters, and volunteers. Because of them, we are able to bring you important bone health tools and resources.

We are glad that you are a part of our American Bone Health Family.

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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.