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American Bone Health Named Winner in 21st Annual Digital Health Awards® Fall 2019 Session

American Bone Health was selected as a winner in 21st annual Digital Health Awards® program. This competition — held each spring and fall — recognizes the world’s best digital health resources.

American Bone Health received a Merit award for its entry “Healthy Living: Preparing Your Mind, Body and Bones for the 3-Day” in the Web-Based Digital Health: Microsite category. The “Healthy Living” site provided content for a partnership with Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer charity, around its 3-Day series of fundraising walks.

American Bone Health staff members involved in the project were Kathleen Cody, executive director; Mark Richens, media coordinator; Pat Fitzgerald, managing editor; and Samuel Strickland, website developer.

“We were delighted to participate in the 21st annual Digital Health Awards competition, and were honored to be selected as a winner,” said (Name of staff spokesperson). “Our winning entry was chosen from more than 300 entries judged by a panel of distinguished experts in digital health media.”

The Digital Health Awards® program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center(SM) (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Other well-known HIRC programs include the annual National Health Information Awards(SM), (healthawards.com) which annually recognizes the nation’s best consumer health programs and materials (for non-digital resources), and the annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day® .

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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.