Our Partnership with WebMD

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NOF and WebMD are partners bringing you the Osteoporosis Health Exchange, an online discussion forum for the general public. The Osteoporosis Exchange is a feature of the WebMD Health Exchange, a health social networking platform that provides a unique way for consumers to get health and wellness support from the world’s largest community of online health-informed consumers. The WebMD Health Exchange was developed to engage consumers on a variety of health and wellness topics, including osteoporosis. It gives consumers the ability to connect with world-class health experts and other WebMD members to exchange real experiences, discuss personal challenges and receive direct answers and support.

More than 60 million consumers visit the WebMD Health Network each month. The WebMD Health Exchange connects consumers with the knowledge and credibility of leading professionals from renowned health and medical organizations and patient advocacy groups. The Osteoporosis Exchange features NOF affiliated health professionals who engage in discussions with community members, answer questions and share accurate evidence-based information about osteoporosis and bone health with community members.

Learn more about the Osteoporosis Exchange and sign up to participate by visiting: http://exchanges.webmd.com/osteoporosis-exchange.

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