MedlinePlus includes links to carefully researched websites, interactive slideshows, drug information, a medical encyclopedia, and the latest news on osteoporosis, from the National Library of Medicine (NIH) (in English and Spanish).
healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations (in English and Spanish)
*NOAH (New York Online Access to Health)
NOAH provides access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased (in English and Spanish).
U.S. Government Resources
*National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIH)
NIAMS is the primary NIH organization for research on osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal health issues. The section called "Health Information" provides consumer and patient information.
*Osteoporosis and Related Bone DiseasesNational Resource Center (NIH)
The National Resource Center is dedicated to increasing awareness, knowledge and understanding about the prevention, early detection and treatment of osteoporosis and related bone diseases.
*Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General
The Surgeon General issues the first-ever report on the nation's bone health.
*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Bone Health
Information for both adults and children about bone health and osteoporosis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
*United States Bone and Joint Decade
The Bone and Joint Decade is a global, multi-disciplinary initiative targeting the care of people with musculoskeletal conditions--bone and joint disorders. Its focus is on improving your quality of life as well as advancing the understanding and treatment of those conditions through research, prevention and education.
*National Osteoporosis Foundation
The goals of this organization are to prevent osteoporosis, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and related fractures, and to find a cure.
*American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
AAOS will serve the profession, champion the interests of patients, and advance the highest quality musculoskeletal health.
The Arthritis Foundation supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research (in English and Spanish).
*International Osteoporosis Foundation
The International Osteoporosis Foundation is an international non-governmental organization whose mission is to advance the understanding of osteoporosis and to promote prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease worldwide.
American College of Rheumatology
The American College of Rheumatology is the professional organization of rheumatologists and associated health professionals. The "patients and public" section of the website has consumer-friendly information.
Health Check Tools
One Minute Osteoporosis Risk Test (International Osteoporosis Foundation)
Osteoporosis Risk Questionnaire (Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention)
Selected books available at many libraries and bookstores
EXERCISES FOR OSTEOPOROSIS: More Than 100 Exercises To Build Bone Density And Muscle Strength
Dianne Daniels, 2004
BEAUTIFUL BONES WITHOUT HORMONES : The Revolutionary New Diet And Exercise Program to Reduce The Risk of Osteoporosis And Keep Your Bones Healthy And Strong
Leon Root, 2004
YOGA FOR HEALTHY BONES: A WOMAN'S GUIDE
Linda Sparrowe , 2004
OSTEOPILATES: Increase Bone Density Reduce Fracture Risk Look And Feel Great!
Karena Thek, Lineback, 2003
OUTWITTING OSTEOPOROSIS: The Smart Woman's Guide to Bone Health
Ronda Gates, 2003
WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS: Help Prevent And Even Reverse The Disease That Burdens Millions Of Women
Felicia Cosman, 2003
GREAT HEALTHY FOOD FOR STRONG BONES
Fiona Hunter, 2003
MAY0 CLINIC ON OSTEOPOROSIS, 2003
I'M NOT SLOWING DOWN: Winning My Battle With Osteoporosis
Ann Richards, 2003
EXERCISE FOR STRONG BONES
E. Joan Bassey, 2002
Mia Schmidt, 2002
VENCER LA OSTEOPOROSIS: El Colágeno, Clave de La Descalcificación Y La Artrosis
Ana María Lajusticia Bergasa, 2000
PERFECT BONES: A Six-Point Plan For Healthy Bones
Pamela Levin, 2002
PREVENTING AND MANAGING OSTEOPOROSIS, 2002
THE SILENT THIEF: OSTEOPOROSIS, Exercises And Strategies For Prevention And Treatment
Karine Bohme, 2001
BETTER BONES, BETTER BODY: Beyond Estrogen And Calcium: A Comprehensive Self -Help Program For Preventing, Halting, And Overcoming Osteoporosis
Susan Brown, Ph.D. 2000
YOGA BUILDS BONES: Easy, Gentle Stretches That Prevent Osteoporosis
Jan Maddern, 2000