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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.

Last reviewed May 2014 by Michael Woods, MD

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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