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When a sneeze can break your bones – That’s Osteoporosis

On 20 October the National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa is urging the public to take early action to protect their bone and muscle health, and for health authorities and physicians to protect their communities’ bone health as we celebrate World Osteoporosis Day. Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and is an underdiagnosed and […]

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Over 5000 osteoporosis screenings earns Guinness World Record

Courtesy: Guinness World Records Amgen has taken this year’s Mother’s Day by storm after earning the official title for the most osteoporosis screenings in 24 hours with more than 5,000 people taking part. This achievement is just one of many outcomes resulting from the company’s latest initiative – ‘Break Records, Not Bones!’ – a global campaign […]

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BREAKING RECORDS NOT BONES – A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

Amgen Invites the general public to receive free Screenings to help predict and prevent osteoporosis while setting an Official World Record for most osteoporosis screenings conducted in a 24-hour period.  Osteoporosis-Screening Events to Take Place in Ten Countries on May 5, in Conjunction with Guinness World Records® The South African leg of this world record […]

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Love your Bones on World Osteoporosis Day 2018

On 20 October, the globe will celebrate World Osteoporosis Day and calls on everyone to love their bones and protect their future. Affecting nearly 33% of women and 25% of men, Osteoporosis is an underdiagnosed and undertreated silent disease. Being the only non-profit, voluntary health organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong bone health in South Africa, […]

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Appreciate your bones on World Osteoporosis Day

On 20 October, the globe will celebrate World Osteoporosis Day and calls on everyone to love their bones and protect their future. Affecting nearly 33% of women and 25% of men, Osteoporosis is an underdiagnosed and undertreated silent disease. Being the only non-profit, voluntary health organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong bone health in South Africa, […]

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Spreading the love on World Osteoporosis Day

20 October 2016 marked World Osteoporosis Day which is celebrated across the globe, and also on home ground through the efforts of NOFSA – the National Osteoporosis Foundation South Africa. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will develop this disease in South Africa, and NOFSA highlighted the urgency to #LoveYourBones with a […]

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Love your bones on World Osteoporosis day

The National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa (NOFSA) is calling all South Africans to love their bones on World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), celebrated worldwide on 20 October to promote awareness of osteoporosis. Click here to open the IOF video with information on Osteoporosis and how to best prevent it. Under its theme of Love Your […]

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NOFSA response to article “Menopause Matters”

NOFSA response to the article “Menopause Matters” by Athol Kent. Menopause Focus Vol 4 No3, Aug 2016, 15-16 The National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa (NOFSA) would like to comment in response to the opinion by Kent published in Menopause Focus, which we feel is imbalanced and misleading in several domains. The controversy raised by […]

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