World Osteoporosis Day

Osteoporosis in Men: Why change needs to happen
Authored by Prof. Peter Ebeling, this 24-page referenced report in A4 format is a comprehensive guide to osteoporosis prevention in men. It provides valuable information for educators, healthcare professionals, healthcare authorities, as well as patients who want more in-depth information. It can also be used as a lobbying tool to show ‘why change needs to happen’. The report covers the following... Read more
IOF November Woman of Steel
Rap-Granny Eila (77 years) started to make rap four years ago. She chose the medium of rap music because she thought it would be the best way to express herself and her opinions and to be noticed. Eila wanted to support those who don’t have so much in life, to open our eyes to issues that do not normally receive much attention, to advocate a message of tolerance, and to give bigger voice to those... Read more
December Woman of Steel Nia
Nia Yancopoulos received several nominations for IOF’s Woman of Steel project because of her dynamic personality, her leadership qualities, and the inspirational nature of her story. IOF has chosen to feature her as this month’s Woman of Steel with the hopes that her story will inspire other young women around the world as much as those who know her. Read more
January 2014 Woman of Steel
Dana Zátopková was nominated for the Women of Steel project by the Osteologic Academy of Zlín because of her work with the society and its patients, as well as her role as a public advocate for sports and healthy living as one of the Czech Republic’s greatest-ever athletes. Read more
The Women of Steel Project - February 2014 - Gal Lousky
Gal Lousky was born in a Kibbutz community not far from the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Gal was raised as the only girl in a class of boys. Gal’s communal Kibbutz life taught her about the physical challenges of the outdoors, and life in this small community surrounded by nature involved long working hours in the Kibbutz's banana groves and cowsheds. Read more
Women of Steel March 2014
Salima Ladak-Kachra, 43, sustained four vertebral fractures after slipping and falling on a ceramic floor at the age of 25. "The excruciating pain and emotional distress that I endured is something that I do not want others to go through," says Salima. A DXA scan later showed that she had severe osteopenia in both the spine and femur, as well as other old healing-fractures in the thoracic spine. Read more
IOF woman of steel Jossyphine Muthoni
Ms. Jossyphine Muthoni, known as Jossy among her peers and in her community, is a young Kenyan woman from a humble family, now aged about 26 years. As the first born, she has always aided in family decision-making, and therefore learned to be responsible at a very young age. Read more
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