Listen to this interview with Dr. Diane Schneider, NBHA Executive Committee member and founder of 4BoneHealth, as she discusses all things osteoporosis, including Cast Mountain and the 2Million2Many campaign with the host of the San Diego Union-Tribune's Community Spotlight radio program.
The Center for Heart and Vascular Health at Christiana Hospital in Newark is hosting a 12-by-12-foot sculpture titled “Cast Mountain” in its lobby. This traveling exhibit, making its first-ever appearance in a U.S. hospital, was created by the National Bone Health Alliance and is made of unused casts representing the 5,500 bone breaks that occur each day in the United States due to osteoporosis and fragile bones.
NBHA Leadership, Drs. Sundeep Khosla and Robert Recker were featured in a question and answer column on osteoporosis published in the Washington Post Musculoskeletal Health special supplement issued Monday, October 22. The 2Million2Many campaign public service announcement also ran on page two of the supplement.
Make No Bones About It: 50 Percent of Post-50 Women (and 25 Percent of Men) Will Break a Bone due to This Disease
October 20 was World Osteoporosis Day: the perfect day to show your bones a little love by assessing what you eat, how (or if) you move your body, and what your risk factors are for getting osteoporosis, especially if you're over 50. And it wouldn't hurt to get a little more educated about one of the more common and preventable diseases around.
Cast Mountain looms over a meeting room Friday during the first day of the 13th annual Santa Fe Bone Symposium at the Eldorado Hotel. The 12-foot-by-12-foot installation, which represents the 5,500 osteoporosis-related bone breaks that occur daily in the U.S., is part of the national 2Million2Many campaign to promote osteoporosis testing and awareness.
Dutifully Taking Your Calcium Pill? It May Be Too Much
While many people aren't getting enough calcium, new research cautions that some people may have the opposite problem: They could be getting too much.Americans spend more than $1 billion a year on calcium supplements in hopes of staving off osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease that cripples many elderly women and some men.
To reduce their risk of debilitating falls that can crack a hip or spine, seniors who are unsteady on their feet should take vitamin D supplements and engage in regular exercise or physical therapy, a federal task force recommended on Monday. The US Preventive Services Task Force ... concluded that the latest evidence was strong enough to recommend these two measures.
Fifty percent of osteoporosis-related repeat fractures can be prevented, but only 2-in-10 bone breaks get a follow-up osteoporosis test, U.S. bone experts say. The National Bone Health Alliance, a public-private partnership with 42 member organizations, is urging for those age 50 and older to request a test after suffering an initial fracture.
The public education campaign 2Million2Many -- www.2Million2Many.org -- reflects the 2 million bone breaks that occur in the United States each year caused by osteoporosis.
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), a public-private partnership with 42 member organizations, is urging a simple solution to a big problem: if it's 50+ fracture, request a test. This is the call-to-action for the NBHA's new public and healthcare professional education campaign – 2Million2Many (www.2Million2Many.org).