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Introduction to Osteoporosis

Annotation:International Osteoporosis Foundation - Basic information about osteoporosis with pictures and diagrams.

Annotation:Mayo Clinic - A comprehensive overview of the disease designed for the layperson.

Annotation:NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases. National Resource Center, National Institutes of Health - A backgrounder on the disease, its diagnosis and management including diet, exercise, and medications that can help.

Annotation:National Osteoporosis Foundation - Describes risk factors that you can change, such your diet, and level of exercise as well as factors that are difficult or impossible to change, such as age and family history.

Annotation:Osteoporosis, Canada - While less common in men than in women, osteoporosis is a serious health issue for men. Links to articles on risk factors, diagnosis and management for male osteoporosis.

Annotation:NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases. National Resource Center, National Institutes of Health - A description of bone biology and the bone remodeling process.

Annotation:New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services - A listing of common terms used to discuss osteoporosis.

Annotation:Office on Women’s Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services - FAQ's on all factors of osteoporosis. Information included on lactose-intolerance, bone loss during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and helping daughters prevent the disease.

Annotation:American College of Rheumatology - “Fast Facts” on causes, risk, diagnosis, treatment, living, and coping with the disease.

Annotation:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - This site contains descriptions of normal vs. osteoporotic bone, recommendations for dietary sources of calcium, a chart for recommended daily calcium levels, and examples of weight-bearing physical activities for maximum bone mass.

Annotation:University of Maryland Medical Center - An article discussing the problem of porous, brittle bones with risk factors and treatment options.

Annotation:NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases. National Resource Center, National Institutes of Health - Useful fact sheet focusing on the similarities, and differences in the risk factors, physical effects and treatment options for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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