ARLINGTON, Va., April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NOF is celebrating National Osteoporosis Month in May and its 35th Anniversary with the launch of new resources designed to help people of all ages understand the importance of good bone health. NOF's interactive digital tool, 35 Ways to Stay Bone Strong, provides resources and activities vetted by America's authority on bone health to promote the facts about osteoporosis and prevent bone breaks.
"Osteoporosis is responsible for more than two million broken bones every year in the U.S. at a cost of $52 billion," said Elizabeth Thompson, CEO, National Osteoporosis Foundation. "84% of patients who break a bone are not tested or treated after they suffer from a fracture. This is not acceptable. We have diagnostic tools and well-tolerated, cost-effective medicines that can turn this around. We're encouraging people of all ages, and especially older Americans, to get active, follow a bone-healthy diet and learn the facts about osteoporosis treatment to stay bone strong."
Bone Talk, NOF's new podcast and blog, shares inspiring conversations and examines issues around osteoporosis from diverse perspectives including patients, healthcare providers, caregivers, policymakers, researchers, advocates, and innovators. Listen to learn more about bone health, healthy active aging and strategies to protect your ability to live your best life.
A first-of-its-kind tool in the osteoporosis field, NOF's Healthy Bones for Life Patient Registry™ collects information directly from patients about how the disease impacts their lives. This patient-reported data is combined and analyzed to map out the osteoporosis patient journey – showing what patients need and want to improve their bone health. Patient registries are vital to healthcare professionals' and researchers' understanding of a disease state, pointing out knowledge gaps or unmet needs using information that comes directly from patients. The Healthy Bones for Life Patient Registry™ is planned to launch the end of May and is essential to positive change on a transformative scale for osteoporosis.
"We are eager to promote our new patient registry, so we can better understand the patient journey and bring about necessary change imperative to America's bone health," added Thompson.
We also acknowledge the generosity of our supporter, Lane Innovative, manufacturer of AdvaCal™ a bone-building calcium supplement, for their National Osteoporosis Month awareness campaign donation to energize NOF's mission. To learn more about calcium and bone health visit NOF's website.
NOF's website offers important information and resources about risks related to osteoporosis, fractures and treatment. Visit NOF.org for these resources, to share your story and Protect Your Ability to Live Your Best Life this May for National Osteoporosis Month.
About the National Osteoporosis Foundation
Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation's leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research. For more information on the National Osteoporosis Foundation, visit www.nof.org.
Contact: Christine Dockter
SOURCE National Osteoporosis Foundation