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U. S. Food and Drug Administration: Boning up on Osteoporosis
This article first appeared in the FDA Consumer in 1996. Written by Carolyn Strange, the information is user-friendly, covering key points about osteoporosis. Learn how your skeleton is like a bank account and how making deposits or withdrawals can make a difference in the health of your bones.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is a nonprofit, voluntary health organization. Visit their site for up-to-date information provided in the "News and Events" pages. After viewing the section on "Prevention," visit the on-line store for additional brochures and flyers. The "Patient Info" section is full of practical information including how to start a support group or to join an existing group. This is a good starting point when beginning your search on osteoporosis information, research, and advocacy.
National Institutes of Health: Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases
This site provides resources and information on related metabolic bone diseases, including osteoporosis, Paget's disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, and hyperparathryroidism. You can locate various topics of interest on bone health in "Fact Sheets." In the "Osteoporosis" section, start with an overview by reading "Fast Facts on Osteoporosis." Then choose from a number of specific topics relating to osteoporosis. The archived newsletters have articles about preventing falls, exercise, nutrition, and even a guideline used by doctors. If you need more information, you can also use key words to search the site.
International Osteoporosis Foundation
Keep current on osteoporosis events around the globe. Download the newsletter "Osteoporosis Action" for updated information on osteoporosis. Membership information is available, as are links to other osteoporosis-related sites.