Bone physiology

Bone physiology

National Institute of Health Osteoporosis and Related Bone Disease - National Resource Center

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Research

Provides patients, health professionals, and the public with a link to resources and information on metabolic bone diseases, including osteoporosis, Paget's disease of the bone, osteogenesis imperfecta, and hyperparathyroidism. Also distributes information packets, pamphlets, fact sheets, and other materials related to metabolic bone diseases.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(202) 223-0344
Email Address: 
Osteoinfo@osteo.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
(202) 293-2356
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-624-BONE
TTY/TDD: 
(202) 466-4315
Street Address: 
2 AMS Circle
City: 
Bethesda
Province: 
Maryland
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20892-3676

A provincial strategy for bone health and fracture prevention: recommendations of the Bone Health and Fracture Prevention Steeri

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Bone Health and Fracture Prevention Steering Committee
Publisher: 
British Columbia Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors and BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Articulates a stratedy for integrating bone health and fracture prevention research with community action and public policy. It highlights programs that address building optimal bone mass during childhood and adolescent years, preserving bone health during adulthood, and minimising the risk of falls and fractures in seniors. The document begins with an overview of research on bone health, osteoporosis and fracture prevention, then discusses the health promotion approach, and concludes with recommendations that give directions for long-term, comprehensive and focussed planning for bone health in the hopes of reducing the burden of osteoporosis and fractures on our health care system.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0772644942
OSTE.B66 2001
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