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The Bone Zone
Current issues from our Medical and Scientific Advisory Board members
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
Physicians have identified only 30% of the US residents who have osteoporosis. While these patients have been screened for bone loss and have had the opportunity to be treated, the remaining 70% with osteoporosis are living with the serious threat of hip or spine fracture and possible long-term disability or death.
This is an unacceptable level of medical care that has a simple solution. Women over 65 and men over 70 years are at high risk for o... Read more
For the past 20 years, we have been fortunate to have bone densitometers that provide a reliable diagnostic test for osteoporosis--- the bone mineral density (BMD) test. This test has led to better identification of people at risk for fracture who can be treated effectively and, on the other hand, to better discriminate people whose risk of fracture is low and who needn’t worry. Recent studies confirm that BMD changes are relatively small... Read more
Meet our Volunteers
Jenna Zaffino is a curious creative who works with the mediums of movement, creative writing and public speaking to explore and share the awareness of the mind/body connection and it’s positive influence towards life’s challenges. Her role as a Certified Speaker for American Bone Health has allowed her to deepen her education and share her expertise on safe exercise for those diagnosed with osteopenia and osteoporosis.
As a Pilates Professional, Jenna has had the priceless experience of ...