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Sally Field Shares Her Osteoporosis Story on EmpowHer

Hollywood Legend and Women's Health Web Site Heighten Bone Health Awareness Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 26, 2009 -- EmpowHer, the home of women's health online, ( http://www.empowher.com ) announced today that Academy Award winning actress and bone health advocate Sally...

HealthYes! Promotes Osteoporosis Awareness at the Austin Mommy & Baby Expo

Austin, Texas-based HealthYes!™ teamed up with St. David's HealthCare on Sunday, May 17, to promote osteoporosis awareness among young women at the Mommy & Baby Expo 2009 at the Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Rd.) in Austin. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 4...

Amgen's Denosumab and Eli Lilly's Forteo/Forsteo Will Drive Robust Annual Growth in the Osteoporosis Drug Market From 2013 to 2018

Denosumab and Forteo/Forsteo Will Each Achieve Blockbuster Status in 2018, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that A...

FDA Approves Reclast(R) to Prevent Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women With Convenient Less Frequent Dosing

- Single infusion of Reclast increases bone mass for two years in postmenopausal women with osteopenia, a condition that can lead to osteoporosis(1) - Approximately 22 million women in US have osteopenia, or low bone mass, putting them at increased risk of fractures of hip, spine and wrist(2,...

The National Coalition for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases Briefed Congress on Action Plan for a National Vision for Bone Health

Congress Urged to Support Bill for Bone Health Promotion and Research WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) in conjunction with the National Coalition for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases held a briefing on Capitol Hill today to engage ...

Sally Field, Phil and Jan Fenty, and Michelle King Robson to Be Honored at Benefit for Osteoporosis and Bone Health Awareness

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) will honor two-time Academy Award-winning actress and patient advocate, Sally Field; local D.C. celebrities and owners of FLEET FEET Sports, Phil and Jan Fenty; and founder and chairman of EmpowHer, Michelle K...

The most important osteoporosis research, in a nutshell

No time to keep abreast of the most important osteoporosis-related research? Progress in Osteoporosis , the free online journal published by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) on www.iofbonehealth.org/pio provides concise summaries of new research published in the preceding three t...

Procter & Gamble Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit for Osteoporosis Therapy Actonel

CINCINNATI, May 13, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) in the patent infringement lawsuit filed by P&G against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. The positive ruling protects P&G's...

Sally Field, Phil and Jan Fenty to Be Honored at Benefit for Osteoporosis and Bone Health Awareness

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) will honor two-time Academy Award-winning Actress and Patient Advocate, Sally Field; local D.C. celebrities and owners of FLEET FEET Sports, Phil and Jan Fenty; and founder and chairman of EmpowHer.com, Michel...

Phreesia Works With Osteoporosis Experts to Expand its Measurement Guided Care Program

Initiative utilizes Phreesia's electronic patient check-in system to enhance management of osteoporosis NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Phreesia, the Patient Check-In Company(TM), has announced that it will offer a new risk assessment tool in its electronic patient intake process to help p...

Wyeth's CONBRIZA Approved in the European Union for Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women at Increased Risk of Fracture

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for CONBRIZA(TM) (bazedoxifene), a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), for the treatment of po...

Link between widely used osteoporosis drugs and heart problems probed

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. New research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine evaluated the link between a common class of drugs used to prevent bone fractures in osteoporosis patients and the development of irregular heartbeat. The study's findings appear in the current issue of Drug Safety...

Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Americans in Jeopardy

DXA Task Force Urges Congress to Pass Bill to Protect Patient Access WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to protect patient access to osteoporosis testing and reduce the physical and economic burden of osteoporosis for millions of Americans, Congress introduced the "M...

Upcoming Symposium to Bridge the Gap between Osteoporosis Research and its Applications to Clinical Practice with Focus on Secondary Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis in Men, and Lessons from Space Travel for Improving Bone Health

Advances In Osteoporosis Prevention, Diagnosis And Treatment Presented At 8th International Symposium Of National Osteoporosis Foundation WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A faculty of internationally-renowned osteoporosis experts are gathering today to share the latest clinicall...

Latest Osteoporosis Research Translated for Health Professionals to Use in Clinical Setting

National Osteoporosis Foundation's 8th International Symposium April 1-5, 2009 at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) will bring together a faculty of internationally-renowned experts to share clinic...

ADA Informs Patients About Osteoporosis Medications and Oral Health

ADA creates brochures with National Osteoporosis Foundation CHICAGO, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dental patients who have been alarmed or confused by recent news reports about how osteoporosis medications might affect their oral health now have a brochure to help them separate fact fro...

CONBRIZA Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women at Increased Risk of Fracture

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), the scientific committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA), today adopted a positive opinion recommending to grant a marketing authorization for CONBRIZA(TM) (bazedoxifene) for the...

Study Links Osteoporosis Drugs to Jaw Trouble

Condition marked by pain, swelling, loose teeth and exposed bone THURSDAY, Jan. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of people taking widely prescribed oral osteoporosis drugs who develop a nasty jaw condition may be much higher than previously thought, a new study suggests. Previo...

Susan Lark, MD Speaks Out Against the Newest Osteoporosis Drug, Reclast

Susan Lark, MD, noted medical researcher and women's health practitioner, has spoken out against the newest prescription osteoporosis medication on the market, Reclast, as well as other oral bisphosphonates such as Boniva, Actonel, and Fosamax. Potomac, MD (PRWEB) Novem...

Treating Osteoporosis After Hip Fracture

Orthopaedic osteoporosis management is a crucial element in hip fracture recovery ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most patients who suffer a hip fracture are referred to their primary care physicians for osteoporosis follow-up care. However, according to a study published i...

International Osteoporosis Foundation supports UK charity call for NICE guidance changes

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has backed the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS, UK) in their criticism of NICE guidance on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Judy Stenmark, IOF Chair of the Committee of National Societies said "we support any initiative that is m...

Vitamin D Added to FDA Osteoporosis Risk-Reduction Health Claim

ATLANTA, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As a result of a 2004 petition from the Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness (hereafter the Institute) of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it has amended its osteoporosis risk reduction heal...

Simple ultrasound exam may predict osteoporosis risk

OAK BROOK, Ill. An ultrasound exam of the heel may be able to predict if a woman is at heightened risk for fractures due to osteoporosis, according to a new multicenter study being published in the July issue of the journal Radiology . Along with certain risk factors, including age or recent fal...

Figure Skater Peggy Fleming Teams With HealthSaver: Osteoporosis and Bone Health

NORWALK, Conn., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of people 50 and older are at risk for osteoporosis, the most common bone disease, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. It is essential to make bone health a priority because bone loss occurs without symptoms. (Photo: http...

Tufts researcher leads revision of osteoporosis guidelines

Tufts University researcher Bess Dawson-Hughes, M.D., chaired the committee that recently updated the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) Clinician's Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis. The new Clinician's Guide incorporates the World Health Organization (WHO) absolute fracture ...

Global study reveals differences in standard of care for osteoporosis across the world

Barcelona, Spain, May 25 2008 In a first-of-its-kind study in osteoporosis, one in four women surveyed from Europe, North America, and Australia reported having one or more bone fractures since the age of 45 years. Among women considered to be at high risk for a fracture, only 26% reported use o...

National Osteoporosis Foundation Survey Reveals Low Awareness of Bone Health and Risk of Osteoporosis

Despite Growing Numbers of Americans Living with or at Risk for Osteoporosis, Conversations about Bone Health and Testing for Osteoporosis is Lacking WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) today announced results of a nationwide survey that re...

Treating osteoporosis calls for physician, dentist collaboration: ADA Journal

CHICAGO, May 15, 2008 Physicians and dentists should collaborate to improve early detection and treatment of patients who have or may develop osteoporosis, say researchers in the cover story of the May issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. The authors of the article, Osteopor...

Docs Issue Guideline on Screening for Osteoporosis in Men

Scanning those over 65 could cut expected 50% increase in cases in next 15 years WEDNESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- A new clinical guideline on screening for osteoporosis in men has been developed by the American College of Physicians (ACP), which notes that osteoporosis rates among ...

Genes Linked to Osteoporosis Identified

Could be potential targets for new treatments, two studies suggest TUESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Two teams of researchers report finding a series of gene variants linked to bone density and the risk for fracture, which might also be linked to osteoporosis. While not a predi...

IOF calls for concerted support for second EU osteoporosis audit

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has urged all 27 EU countries to continue to seek government recognition and action to overcome the growing burden that osteoporosis places on health systems throughout Europe, as work continues on the second report to measure the status of osteoporo...

National Osteoporosis Foundation and CESLIE - The Women's Network Honor LeFrak Mother and Daughters for Commitment to Bone Health and New York Community

NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) has partnered with CESLIE - The Women's Network(TM) to host an event honoring the LeFrak women - a dynamic mother-daughter trio - for their success in business, community involvement and dedication to oste...

Landmark Study Aims to Improve Osteoporosis Care Standards Worldwide

Multi-National Study Will Follow 60,000 Women for 5 Years ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 60,000 women aged 55 years and older have enrolled in a landmark, multi-national study that will focus on the management of osteoporosis across the globe. Launch of the Global Lon...

Pain Relief for Osteoporosis Patients With Fractures

Vertebroplasty shows benefit in study of those with spinal afflictions,, TUESDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- In osteoporosis patients with spinal fractures, vertebroplasty provides significant pain relief and helps decrease disability, according to a new study. Vertebroplasty inv...

IOF recognizes ESCEO European guidance for osteoporosis diagnosis and management

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has welcomed the recently published paper European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women(1) from the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO). This pa...

IOF announces Progress in Osteoporosis now available free online

IOF announces Progress in Osteoporosis now available FREE online Summaries and critical analyses of current osteoporosis literature a mouse click away The International Osteoporosis Foundation has announced that its quarterly review journal, Progress in Osteoporosis, is now available free on...

Make or break time for osteoporosis treatment

Women who do not comply with treatment instructions for osteoporosis or who do not respond to treatment are more likely to suffer further fractures, which seriously affects their quality of life. There is an urgent need to provide support to these patients and address their issues when new therap...

IOF hails WHO report and FRAXtm Web site as milestones in osteoporosis prevention and treatment

Nyon, Switzerland, February 21, 2008 The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has welcomed the launch of the World Health Organization (WHO) technical report "Assessment of osteoporosis at the primary health care level" and the FRAX tm website, as major steps towards helping health prof...

Link between treating osteoporosis with bisphosphonates and incidence of bone necrosis examined

BOSTON, Feb. 16, 2008 According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects some 25 million Americans annually, 80 percent of them women. Because the disease causes a thinning of the bone, it can lead to hip fractures, spinal fractures and a whole host of debilitating and someti...

PA Commission for Women Announces 'Shocking Pink' Osteoporosis Campaign in Rural PA

Ads Increase Awareness, Education about Bone Disease HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To heighten awareness about the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women has partnered with the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Pr...
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