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Primary care should handle most osteoporosis patients

Primary care should handle most osteoporosis patients

There are nearly 164,000 primary care doctors (not including pediatricians) in the US compared to an estimated 4,000 endocrinologists and 4,946 rheumatologists who see adult patients. If you count the number of endocrinologists who specialize in osteoporosis, the number is much smaller. So if 40 million people are at risk for osteoporosis, how will they ever see an endocrinologist? Well – they won’t. It’s an unfortunate tale that in medical schoo... Read more

We must use tools for osteoporosis prevention

We must use tools for osteoporosis prevention

Bone Mineral Density (BMD) testing is an important diagnostic tool for health care providers to understand one component of bone health. However, it is not the entire story. There are critically important clinical risk factors, as measured by a number of tools including the FORE Fracture Risk Calculator™ ( that assess the possibility of fracture – the most important consequence of bone loss.  To focus exclusi... Read more

Improving Exercise Guidelines for Bone Health

Improving Exercise Guidelines for Bone Health

Stronger Evidence for Stronger Bones When a woman is prescribed exercise for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis, there are two questions she will probably want to ask her orthopedic doctor: “What exercise activities are best for my bones?” and “How much exercise do I need?” Surprisingly, there is not enough clinical research data to provide definite answers to these important questions.  Instead, doctors currently base their advice on ... Read more

Meet our Volunteers

I am an Occupational therapist specializing in the geriatric population. My passion is women and senior fitness. I teach group exercise weight lifting classes twice a week to women based on a program called, "Strong Women Stay Young." I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge from this program with my students and in the nursing homes and in my childrens schools (to pass on the message about bone building at a young age as well!)

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