World Osteoporosis Day

The Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS), the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and Amgen have announced the ‘Fight the Fracture’ campaign across Asia Pacific, at the 5th Scientific Meeting of the AFOS in Kuala Lumpur.  Read more
Los hombres y las mujeres mayores de 60 años presentan mayor riesgo de osteoporosis que los adultos jóvenes. El riesgo de sufrir una fractura aumenta, de manera exponencial, con la edad, debido no solo a la disminución de la masa ósea, sino también a la tasa aumentada de caídas entre los adultos mayores. Read more
The skeleton may very well be the most underappreciated part of the human body – it is hidden, and largely ignored, until a painful and often devastating, life-changing fracture occurs. With a call to ‘Love Your Bones – Protect your future’, World Osteoporosis Day reminds us all that maintaining strong, healthy bones is the key to an active and independent future at older age. Read more
The IOF-EMRI World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) Meeting and Seminar on Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Osteoporosis was organized by the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute (EMRI) in collaboration with the International Osteoporosis Foundation on  December 15-16, 2016. Read more
Here’s a great example from Norway, where May-Britt Stenbro, Osteoporosis Coordinator and Project Nurse in NoFRACT at the Drammen Hospital and Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Frede Frihagen at Oslo University Hospital, were featured in an extended interview on TV2’s  ‘Good Morning Norway’.  > View the video Read more
During the week of October 3rd, 2016, Dr. John P. Bilezikian, Professor of Medicine and Vice-Chair for International  Education and Research at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York,  led three seminal events  in Yerevan, Armenia. Read more
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Today, on World Osteoporosis Day, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) urges all adults to be alert to their risk for osteoporosis, a ‘silent’ disease which causes bones to become fragile and break easily. Read more
Las personas con osteoporosis pueden sufrir fracturas de huesos como consecuencia de un simple golpe o una caída estando parados desde su propia altura. En todo el mundo, las fracturas debido a la osteoporosis ocurren aproximadamente en una de cada tres mujeres y uno de cada cinco hombres de 50 años o más, con una fractura cada 3 segundos. Read more
Approximately 80% of those who have already suffered a broken bone due to osteoporosis remain unprotected against the risk of further disabling fractures, according to a new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) in anticipation of World Osteoporosis Day. Read more
Según un nuevo informe publicado por la Fundación Internacional de Osteoporosis (IOF) anticipando el Día Mundial de la Osteoporosis, aproximadamente el 80% de quienes han sufrido una fractura de un hueso debido a osteoporosis continúan sin protección contra el riesgo de sufrir más fracturas debilitantes. Read more


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