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NOF
April 1, 2015

NOF recently announced Dr. Robert Recker, Immediate Past President and long-term NOF Board of Trustees member as the recipient of its 2014 Lawrence G. Raisz, MD Memorial Lecture Award. Dr. Recker will present at the opening session of ISO15, the premier clinical conference for healthcare professionals who treat patients with and at risk for osteoporosis and fractures.

Wall Street Journal
March 23, 2015

A recent Wall Street Journal article and NBC4 Washington segment featured the work of NOF and NBHA's Fracture Liaison Service Demonstration Project, highlighting the critical need to implement FLS programs to reduce the post-fracture diagnosis, screening and treatment gap.
Read the full article.  

Tufts Nutrition Newsletter
February 2, 2015

A Special Report included in the February issue of the Tufts Nutrition Newsletter details the emerging health benefits associated with vitamin K and includes NOF's position statement cautioning against vitamin K supplementation to prevent osteoporosis and broken bones.
Read the full article.

Tufts Nutrition Newsletter
February 2, 2015

This article from the February issue of the Tufts Nutrition Newsletter details the recent Swedish study linking higher milk consumption with negative health outcomes, pointing out that the takeaway message on milk is hard to determine at this point given that the researchers cautioned against making sweeping dietary changes based on their findings.

Associated Press
January 30, 2015

This Associated Press article takes a look at the recent questions surrounding the benefits of milk consuption and the milk producers new social media campaign that aims to rebuild confidence in the health benefits of milk.
Read the full article.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
December 15, 2014

NOF Clinical Director, Dr. Andrea Singer, is lead author of an original article on the burden of fracture on postmenopausal women published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study found bone fractures due to osteoporosis lead to more hospitalizations and greater healthcare costs than heart attack, stroke or breast cancer for U.S. women age 55 or older. It was also featured in a December 14, 2014 Reuters article.

Read the original article published by Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Consumer Reports on Health
November 17, 2014

The December issue of Consumer Reports on Health announces "Good News about Osteoporosis Meds." A recent review of 294 studies completed since 2005 concluded that certain drugs to treat low bone density can reduce the risk of a spinal fracture by 40 to 60 percent in high risk women, and other fractures can be reduced by 20 to 40 percent.

View the mention in the December issue of Consumer Reports on Health

NOF
November 11, 2014

NOF President, Dr. Robert Gagel's response to a recent New York Times article regarding falls and fractures was selected for online publication. Read the full Letter to the Editor.

 

NOF
November 11, 2014

NOF cautions the observational research study conducted by the Department of Surgical Sciences at Uppsala University in Sweden, and published recently in The BMJ, has a number of severe limitations, as the study authors admit in the abstract.

NOF
October 20, 2014

New survey findings released by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) for World Osteoporosis Day show that on average, 93 percent of nearly 1,200 adults surveyed are unaware how common osteoporotic fractures are in men. To address the issue of osteoporosis in men, NOF is teaming up with IOF to launch “Real Men Build Strength from Within,” a year long awareness campaign calling on men to embrace better bone health.

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