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Tue, 2012-05-15

NBHA Officially Kicks-Off 2Million2Many Campaign

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), a public-private partnership with 42 member organizations, is urging a simple solution to a big problem: if it's 50+ fracture, request a test. This is the call-to-action for the NBHA's new public and healthcare professional education campaign – 2Million2Many (www.2Million2Many.org).

Fri, 2012-05-11

NBHA Reacts to Media Coverage on Bisphosphonate Treatment

NBHA responded to the New York Times coverage of the FDA analysis posted by the New England Journal of Medicine on May 9, praising the FDA for continuing to investigate the risks and benefits of long-term bisphosphonate use and encouraging patients to speak with their healthcare providers before discontinuing treatment.

Thu, 2012-05-10

NBHA Responds to NEJM Articles on Long-Term Bisphosphonate Treatment

In response to today’s Perspective pieces published in the New England Journal Of Medicine, the National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), a public-private partnership bringing together the expertise and resources of its 42 members from the private and non-profit sectors to collectively advance bone health and prevent disease, commends the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for continuing to investigate the risks and benefits of long-term bisphosphonate treatment. As recommended in the articles, NBHA encourages patients to talk with their healthcare providers about the risks and benefits of bisphosphonate and other osteoporosis treatments as well as their individual risk factors for osteoporosis and broken bones in order to determine the appropriate method and length of treatment.

Wed, 2012-04-04

NBHA Reacts to Media Coverage of the Choosing Wisely Initiative

On April 4, the Choosing Wisely initiative, a project of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, released a list of 45 tests or procedures that may be over-utilized, including dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) tests in women younger than 65 or men younger than 70 with no risk factors. Several media outlets ran articles on the list of over-utilized tests, with some omitting recommendations regarding utilization of DXA for those with osteoporosis risk factors, thereby failing to portray accurately the recommendations of the Choosing Wisely initiative.

Sat, 2012-02-04

Steps to Prevent Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Bone Density Loss Is Preventable, Doctors Say

ABC News

Gone are the days when women with osteoporosis were identifiable by a hump in their backs. Now even women standing tall may have the disease. But doctors say bone density loss is preventable by following the appropriate steps.

Fri, 2012-01-27

NBHA Secondary Fracture Prevention Project

NBHA received more than 190 applications from institutions interested in being considered a site for the prospective 3-year, $29 million CMS-funded initiative that would create a fracture liaison service in the Medicare (and Medicaid age 50 and above) population in up to 80 sites; note that the application deadline has passed and applications are no longer being accepted. NBHA anticipates CMS notification in the next several weeks.

Sat, 2012-01-21

Osteoporosis Recommendations Urge Screening for More Women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has finalized new guidelines expanding the pool of women for whom osteoporosis screening is recommended. The guidance recommends screening for all women ages 65 and older, as well as younger women who have a level of risk equivalent to a 65-year-old white woman with no additional risk factors.

Fri, 2012-01-20

NBHA Reacts to Study on DXA Testing in Older Women with Normal Bone Density

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that some older women with normal bone density may be able to delay follow-up testing, but guidelines for women with or at risk for osteoporosis remain unchanged.

Tue, 2011-12-13

Eye on Bone Health - Volume 1 Issue 2

Read the winter issue of Eye on Bone Health for a summary of NBHA’s 20/20 Vision Summit, plans for a 2012 public and health professional bone health awareness campaign, plans to submit a Fracture Liaison Grant for consideration by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and more.

Tue, 2011-11-15

Leading Health Organizations and Patient Groups Call for 20 Percent Reduction in Fractures by 2020

WASHINGTON, DC (November 15, 2011) — The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) and Kaiser Permanente unveiled on Monday their "20/20 Vision" for reducing hip and other bone breaks 20 percent by 2020 at a best practices sharing event Monday at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health on Capitol Hill.

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