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Races & Ethnicities

  • Fracture Risk in African Americans

    Download BONESENSE PDF— Compared with Caucasians and other ethnic groups, African Americans have a lower risk of breaking a bone in their lifetime.1-3  The best explanations are genetic differences in…

  • Severnty-five percent of African Americans suffer the uncomfortable symptoms of lactose intolerance and avoid dairy products. There is no cure for lactose intolerance, but it can be managed to reduce…

  • Osteoporosis affects more people than breast, uterine and prostate cancer combined-that is one in two women and one in four men. Latinos are not excluded from those statistics. In a…

  • Several positive outcomes were identified by outside evaluators of the ¡Huesos Fuertes Ahora! program. Increased knowledge about osteoporosis among La Clínica’s administrative, medical and community health staff through multiple trainings,…

  • The ¡Huesos Fuertes Ahora! (Strong Bones Now!) program was a collaborative of community-based organizations to create a linked and coordinated continuum of culturally competent, accessible services to increase the prevention, identification…

  • American Bone Health participated in the Call to Action released by Los Angeles Partnership for Evidence Based Solutions in Elder Health in 2009. The report provided a snapshot of health priorities…

  • Bone Health in Chinese American Women 

    Chinese Americans represent the largest of all Asian American ethnic groups. Their numbers total 3.8 million and represent 1.2% of the US population. Nearly 400,000 or 9.8% Chinese Americans are…

  • Tai Chi and Bone Health

    Tai chi is a “soft” Chinese martial art that dates back to 1000-2000 BC. The focus of the practice is on slow, flowing movements that emphasize precision and force. The goal…

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on the idea of maintaining balanced energy (Qi – pronounced “chee”) throughout the body. TCM views the body as segmented into “meridians of energy”…