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Resource Guide for Osteoporosis

Health and human services office of women's health: osteoporosis

Address:

United States 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.

Women's Health.org

http://www.womenshealth.gov

National osteoporosis foundation (nof)

Address:

1150 17th Street, NW

Suite 850

Washington, DC 20036

Phone:

202-223-2226

800-231-4222

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:

2 AMS Circle

Bethesda, MD 20892-0001

Phone:

202-223-0344

800-624-2663

Internet address:

http://www.niams.nih.gov

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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