Osteoporosis and Women's Health Resources

Three GenerationsWeb Resources - Governmental and
Foundation Sites

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 languages.

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 wellness.

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 Medicine

Highlights health information, research, training, clinical trials and news and events. Provides access to a newsletter, the latest publications and lists funding opportunities.

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 Program

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 bone health.

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 loss.

General Health Resources

Medlineplus: 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.


MayoClinic.com

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 calculator.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General

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.

Girl Power

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.

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