The following organizations are good sources of general information about osteoporosis:
International Osteoporosis Foundation
9, rue Juste-Olivier
Phone: +41 22 994 01 00
Fax: +41 22 994 01 01
National Institutes of Health, Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center
1232 22nd St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037-1292
Phone: (202) 223-0344
33 Laird Drive
Phone: (416) 696-2663
Phone: (800) 463-6842 (English – Toll Free Canada)
Phone: (800) 977-1778 (French – Toll Free Canada)
- Bone Health and Osteoporosis:
- 2012 Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis: What It Means To You Booklet
- Dept. of Health & Human Services Medicare Preventive Services: Bone Mass Measurements Brochure
- NOF Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
- Advice Column from Dr. Carolyn Clancy: Avoid Broken Bones: Learn About Low Bone Density.
This Web site is not providing medical advice. The sole purpose of this section is to provide a general overview of bone densitometry for patients and individuals who wish to improve their understanding of this technology: what it is, how it’s done and what the results mean. You should discuss your individual needs with your doctor or other healthcare provider. All medical decisions should be made by your doctor in consultation with you and any other relevant parties.
Last modified: May 8, 2017