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Check Up on Your Bones
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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health - A five minute interactive questionnaire, with immed...Show more National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health - A five minute interactive questionnaire, with immediate feedback that “red flags” personal risks for osteoporosis and broken bones. Requires no sign-in or e-mail. Show less
Having a Bone Density Test
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National Osteoporosis Foundation - The Bone Mineral Density test is used to determine bone density in the hip and spine. Explains the results (T-Score) fr...Show more National Osteoporosis Foundation - The Bone Mineral Density test is used to determine bone density in the hip and spine. Explains the results (T-Score) from BMD tests and how to determine if medical treatment is indicated. Presents alternatives for measuring bone density in the forearm, wrist, or heel. Show less
Your Medicare Coverage: California: Bone Mass Measurement (Medicare Preventive Services)
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Succinct explanation of coverage for this osteoporosis preventive test. Succinct explanation of coverage for this osteoporosis preventive test. Show less
What You Need to Know: Paying for Your Osteoporosis Medications
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National Osteoporosis Foundation - Presents private and Medicare prescription plans, low-income subsidies, patient-assistance programs, and how to appeal insurance denials. National Osteoporosis Foundation - Presents private and Medicare prescription plans, low-income subsidies, patient-assistance programs, and how to appeal insurance denials. Show less
For People With Osteoporosis: How to Find a Doctor
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NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center, National Institutes of Health - Offers suggestions on how to obtain appropriate referrals if you do not have a personal physician or a managed health care plan. NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center, National Institutes of Health - Offers suggestions on how to obtain appropriate referrals if you do not have a personal physician or a managed health care plan. Show less
How to Talk to Your Doctor about Osteoporosis and Spinal Fracture
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Spine Universe - Steps in preparing for a visit to your doctor. Includes both questions to ask and questions the doctor may ask you, about your lifestyle and family medical history. Spine Universe - Steps in preparing for a visit to your doctor. Includes both questions to ask and questions the doctor may ask you, about your lifestyle and family medical history. Show less
Osteoporosis
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Thera Pilates Physical Therapy and Gyrotonic Studio, Santa Cruz - Information on osteoporosis with dietary recommendations and local and national Pilates exercise resources. Thera Pilates Physical Therapy and Gyrotonic Studio, Santa Cruz - Information on osteoporosis with dietary recommendations and local and national Pilates exercise resources. Show less
American Bone Health
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A provider of education, resources, and tools to help you understand bone disease and bone health. A provider of education, resources, and tools to help you understand bone disease and bone health. Show less
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
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This section of the professional association’s website provides: patient education on rheumatic and related conditions, including osteoporosis; informatio...Show more This section of the professional association’s website provides: patient education on rheumatic and related conditions, including osteoporosis; information on medications, including assistance programs; and on health professionals who treat rheumatology patients. Some articles are available in Spanish. Show less
Bone Builders
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University of Arizona - A community-based osteoporosis prevention education program for women and older men in Arizona. Excellent source of consumer information with national and international website links. University of Arizona - A community-based osteoporosis prevention education program for women and older men in Arizona. Excellent source of consumer information with national and international website links. Show less
International Osteoporosis Foundation
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Based in Switzerland, this not-for-profit, non-governmental foundation encourages and supports international research and awareness of osteoporosis. Based in Switzerland, this not-for-profit, non-governmental foundation encourages and supports international research and awareness of osteoporosis. Show less
National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
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The NOF is a voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. The web site lists prevention techniques, treatment options, ...Show more The NOF is a voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. The web site lists prevention techniques, treatment options, an online health community and a physician finder. The organization sponsors local support groups, however for privacy reasons, does not list them on the website. To find the nearest support group, you can complete an Online Request Form <http://www.nof.org/request-information> or call NOF’s Education Department at (202) 223-2226 or toll free at (800) 231-4222. Show less
Osteoporosis, Canada
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This Canadian nonprofit organization is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis, and provides useful online resources, such as tips on calcium rich meals and comments to news related to osteoporosis. This Canadian nonprofit organization is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis, and provides useful online resources, such as tips on calcium rich meals and comments to news related to osteoporosis. Show less
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
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Part of the National Institutes of Health, NIAMS support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin dis...Show more Part of the National Institutes of Health, NIAMS support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. Provides a variety of patient-level information. Show less
OrthoInfo
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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) - The consumer website of the orthopedists’ professional association contains over 600 articles for the public, as well as a Directory of AAOS members. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) - The consumer website of the orthopedists’ professional association contains over 600 articles for the public, as well as a Directory of AAOS members. Show less
Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medici...Show more U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medicine costs. Check out the whole section of the FDA website devoted to consumers for other useful articles and resources, including how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud. Show less
Ten Things Every Senior Should Know
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SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment. SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment. Show less
Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?
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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information. Show less
MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
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Medline Plus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer. Medline Plus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer. Show less
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