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Osteoporosis

Preventing Osteoporosis: Questions for the Doctor

These questions can help you start a conversation with your doctor about ways to prevent weak bones.

Review Date: April 18, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Bone Mass Measurements

Find out about Medicare coverage for bone density tests.

Review Date: November 14, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Isabel’s Story: How She and Her Family Learned About Osteoporosis and Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a disease that makes your bones weak and more likely to break, Read this story about Isabel and how she and her family learned about osteoporosis and bone health.

Review Date: September 27, 2011

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - NIAMS

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease of progressive bone loss associated with an increased risk of fractures. Learn what you can do to prevent osteoporosis, or if you have been diagnosed with the condition, how to keep it from getting worse.

Review Date: December 12, 2012

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Osteoporosis in the Family (Video)

This video depicts the diagnosis of osteoporosis and provides guidance on preventing and treating bone disease.

Review Date: March 29, 2012

Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief

This online patient education fact sheet provides information about prevention, diagnosis and treatment options for osteoporosis, a common bone disease that thins and weakens bones to the point where they break easily--especially in the hip, spine, and wrist.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Possible Fracture Risk With Osteoporosis Drugs- (PDF)

If you are taking drugs known as bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis, learn about a possible risk of a rare type of thigh bone (femoral) fracture issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Review Date: October 06, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration