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Programs for Better Living
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Arthritis Foundation - Describes programs that target improving one's life while living with arthritis, many of which are also of help to patients with osteoporosis. Provides links to local program locations. Arthritis Foundation - Describes programs that target improving one's life while living with arthritis, many of which are also of help to patients with osteoporosis. Provides links to local program locations. Show less
Fall Prevention
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American Bone Health - Lists common hazards in the home and presents simple suggestions for changes that can prevent falls and fractures. American Bone Health - Lists common hazards in the home and presents simple suggestions for changes that can prevent falls and fractures. Show less
Nutrition: Calcium, Vitamin D, and the other Bone Health Vitamins
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American Bone Health - Provides information on the need for calcium and Vitamin D, with tips for dealing with lactose intolerance, and preventing skin cancer. American Bone Health - Provides information on the need for calcium and Vitamin D, with tips for dealing with lactose intolerance, and preventing skin cancer. Show less
Calcium Rich Foods
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International Osteoporosis Foundation - A chart that includes a variety of calcium-rich foods including vegetables, nuts, desserts, breads, grains, and fruit. International Osteoporosis Foundation - A chart that includes a variety of calcium-rich foods including vegetables, nuts, desserts, breads, grains, and fruit. Show less
Calcium Calculator
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International Osteoporosis Foundation - The calculator gives you the daily intake recommendations, based on data you input on age and conditions, and calculated your daily intake, based exclusively on your reported consumption of dairy foods. International Osteoporosis Foundation - The calculator gives you the daily intake recommendations, based on data you input on age and conditions, and calculated your daily intake, based exclusively on your reported consumption of dairy foods. Show less
About Osteoporosis: Steps to Estimate Your Calcium Intake
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National Osteoporosis Foundation - This chart can be printed and it does not make the calculations automatically online, but it includes more sources of dietary calcium. National Osteoporosis Foundation - This chart can be printed and it does not make the calculations automatically online, but it includes more sources of dietary calcium. Show less
Recipes for Healthy Bones
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International Osteoporosis Foundation - Select from a wide variety of calcium rich recipes from around the world. Note that Preparation time does not reflect total cooking time, and that other nutritional values are generally not provided. International Osteoporosis Foundation - Select from a wide variety of calcium rich recipes from around the world. Note that Preparation time does not reflect total cooking time, and that other nutritional values are generally not provided. Show less
Moving Safely
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National Osteoporosis Foundation - Provides illustrated tips on how to protect your bones during every-day movements, from sitting and standing to raking and even sneezing. National Osteoporosis Foundation - Provides illustrated tips on how to protect your bones during every-day movements, from sitting and standing to raking and even sneezing. Show less
Bone-Builders
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University of Arizona Cooperative Extension - Contains a list of beginner, moderate, and advanced exercises and activities to maintain strong bones. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension - Contains a list of beginner, moderate, and advanced exercises and activities to maintain strong bones. Show less
Exercising with osteoporosis: Stay active the safe way
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Mayo Clinic - Exercise can strengthen your muscles, improve your balance and help you avoid falls. This articles provides tips on which types of exercise are beneficial and which can be risky if you already have osteoporosis. Mayo Clinic - Exercise can strengthen your muscles, improve your balance and help you avoid falls. This articles provides tips on which types of exercise are beneficial and which can be risky if you already have osteoporosis. Show less
Exercise and Physical Activity
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American Bone Health - Describes and illustrates 15 exercises to strengthen and maintain bone mass. American Bone Health - Describes and illustrates 15 exercises to strengthen and maintain bone mass. Show less
Exercise Recommendations
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International Osteoporosis Foundation - Detailed descriptions of the types of exercises that benefit bone health International Osteoporosis Foundation - Detailed descriptions of the types of exercises that benefit bone health Show less
Osteoporosis and Quality of Life
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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health - A discussion of the emotional impact of the functional, physical, and social aspects of osteoporosis. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health - A discussion of the emotional impact of the functional, physical, and social aspects of osteoporosis. Show less
Impact of Osteoporosis
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International Osteoporosis Foundation - How fractures resulting from osteoporosis impact a person’s quality of life and can cause suffering and disability. International Osteoporosis Foundation - How fractures resulting from osteoporosis impact a person’s quality of life and can cause suffering and disability. Show less
Support Programs and Community Groups
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National Osteoporosis Foundation - Includes information on how to start a local support group and a link to the Online Health Community. For privacy reaso...Show more National Osteoporosis Foundation - Includes information on how to start a local support group and a link to the Online Health Community. For privacy reasons, NOF-sponsored local groups are NOT listed 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
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