Did you know that two million broken bones occur every year in the U.S. due to osteoporosis? It’s true, but most people get their fracture fixed without ever realizing they have osteoporosis or low bone mass.
Join us in celebrating National Osteoporosis Month this May by taking action to Break Free from Osteoporosis. Our Break Free from Osteoporosis campaign encourages everyone to get to know their risk factors for osteoporosis and make the lifestyle changes needed to build strong bones for life.
Please download and share the information and materials below to join us in spreading the word about the importance of building and maintaining strong bones.
Our 2015 campaign poster is available in a variety of sizes and formats. Please download it today and join us in encouraging others to Break Free from Osteoporosis.
Download the materials below to get the facts on osteoporosis and the steps you can take to prevent it.
Join us for a webinar offering a broad overview of and update on basic bone biology and techniques for skeletal assessment. The webinar aims to help participants grasp the basic biology and physiology of bone cells and the skeleton and understand the importance of using appropriate diagnostic tools like DXA to assess bone density and remodeling.
In honor of National Osteoporosis Month, the webinar will be offered for FREE during the month of May. Please use coupon code BONE101 when registering and the discount will be applied at check-out.
Throughout the month of May, we’re collecting and sharing stories of how breaking a bone has impacted people living with osteoporosis and we’d like to hear from you. Maybe you broke your wrist in a bike riding accident or your mother tripped in the garden and broke her ankle? Did you receive a DXA exam? Were you referred for further testing or treatment for osteoporosis? If you or someone you know over age 50 has broken a bone and would be willing to have their story featured, please email Claire Gill at Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org with your story and include National Osteoporosis Month in the subject line.
With more than 21,000 participants, NOF's online support community hosted by Inspire is an excellent resource for people to discuss bone health topics of interest.