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Resource Guide for Osteoporosis

Hhs office of women's health: osteoporosis

Address:

US Department of Health and Human Services—Office on Women's Health

Phone:

1-800-994-9662

Description of services provided:

The Office on Women's Health (OWH) vision is to ensure that "All Women and Girls are Healthier and Have a Better Sense of Well Being." Its mission is to "provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches." The website provides health and wellness information, statistics and health tools for the public and medical professionals.

National osteoporosis foundation

Address:

1232 22nd Street NW

Washington, DC 20037-1292

Phone:

202-223-2226

Internet address:

http://www.nof.org/

Description of services provided:

At the NOF's website, you'll find "Fast Facts" on all aspects of osteoporosis—from risk factors to treatment options. You can also search a nation-wide database of healthcare professionals who treat osteoporosis, purchase educational materials, join a support group, and become an advocate for osteoporosis research and education.

Nih osteoporosis and related bone diseases ~ national resource center

Address:

Bldg. 31, Rm. 4C02

31 Center Dr., MSC 2350

Bethesda, MD 20892-3676

Phone:

301-496-8190

Description of services provided:

This site covers osteoporosis as well as more rare bone diseases. In addition to the basics, this organization provides information on osteoporosis in men, Asian-American women, and Latino women. Several handouts are in Spanish, while others are large print or low-literacy.



Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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