Osteoporosis and Women's Health Resources
Resources - Governmental and
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Contains updated research and related events, plus information on risk factors,
prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Physicians may access the latest information
and get CME credit. Educational materials can be ordered or downloaded.
International Osteoporosis Foundation
Information on osteoporosis from a worldwide perspective. Includes press releases,
slide presentations, free newsletter downloads and schedule of international
meetings. Extensive related links.
National Institutes of
Health, Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center
Current resources and information for healthcare professionals, patients
and the public about metabolic bone diseases including osteoporosis. A wide
range of populations are addressed and materials are available in various
Office on Women’s Health
Focal point for women’s health, the Department of Health and Human
Services provides information on a wide variety of issues related specifically
to women. Special emphasis is placed on eliminating disparities in health
status and encouraging women to take responsibility for their own health and
Women’s Health Initiative
Details the major 15-year research program to address the most common causes
of death, disability and poor quality of life in postmenopausal women including
cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis. Contains the recent estrogen
and estrogen-plus- progestin studies.
National Institute on Aging
Information on the causes of osteoporosis and how to prevent and treat it
as well as a description of research programs and news and events.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Highlights health information, research, training, clinical trials and news
and events. Provides access to a newsletter, the latest publications and lists
Office of Dietary Supplements
Comprehensive site with information of use to both consumers and scientists.
Contains fact sheets, safety notices, publications and more. The International
Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) is an award-winning
database providing credible, scientific information on a variety of vitamins,
minerals and botanicals. It also has a list of over 2,000 journal publications.
Texas Department of Health Osteoporosis Awareness and Education
Emphasizes the importance of calcium and exercise in the prevention of osteoporosis.
It includes information on fall prevention and common bone fracture, an osteoporosis
fact and tip sheet, and a series of multicultural brochures on ways to maintain
North American Menopause Society
Scientific organization which promotes women’s health during midlife
and beyond through an understanding of menopause. Information on perimenopause,
early menopause, menopause symptoms and long-term health effect of estrogen
General Health Resources
Women’s Health Issues
Service of the U.S. National Library and the National Institutes of Health.
This is a very comprehensive site including specific topics, frequently asked
questions, and research. There is also a section on prevention and screening.
NOAH: Women’s Health
The New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) is a well-regarded site for an extensive
listing of information on multiple health issues. It also contains a section
on anatomy and glossaries of helpful terms.
Contains information on annual examinations, health threats and screening
tests. In addition to the information on specific health issues, it contains
a section on compiling your family medical history.
Family Doctor.org: Women
Service of the American Academy of Family Physicians. This is a site that
covers health issues for the entire family. In addition to specific diseases,
it covers mental as well as physical health. It also includes prescription
drug information, a BMI (body mass index) calculator and a jogging calorie
of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the
This first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on bone health and osteoporosis
illustrates the burden of bone disease and discusses implications for the
future. It suggests by focusing on prevention and lifestyle changes, including
physical activity and nutrition, as well as early diagnosis and treatment,
much of the damaging impact of bone disease can be avoided.
Specifically for Adolescents
Powerful Bones. Powerful Girls.
National Bone Health Campaign. Action filled site with facts, quizzes, weight
bearing activities and links.
National public education campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services to help encourage 9- to 14 year olds to develop healthy
eating and lifestyle choices.