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Press Releases

IOF ANNOUNCES TWO INTERNATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS AWARDS
Recognition for osteoporosis researcher and outstanding individual, nominations close March 1, 2006

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Januar 16, 2006

IOF OSTEOPOROSIS JOURNALISM AWARD ENTRIES CLOSE IN THREE WEEKS
Medical and general media to win USD 17,000 worth of prizes

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Januar 10, 2006

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS CELEBRATE ‘MOVE IT OR LOSE IT!’
World Osteoporosis Day 2005 a success

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December 09, 2005

JUDGES ANNOUNCED FOR LEADING OSTEOPOROSIS JOURNALISM AWARD

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November 28, 2005

IOF AGENCIES RECEIVE GLOBAL RECOGNITION OF OSTEOPOROSIS CAMPAIGNS
McCann Erickson and Weber Shandwick provide pro bono services to fight “silent epidemic”

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November 22, 2005

ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS MEET AT GLOBAL OSTEOPOROSIS CONGRESS
Mark your diaries for Sunday 4 June 2006

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November 10, 2005

PLENARY LECTURES ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD’S LARGEST OSTEOPOROSIS CONGRESS
IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis will be held in Toronto, Canada, June 2-6, 2006

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November 7, 2005

PROF. RITA SÜSSMUTH CALLS ON HEALTH AUTHORITIES TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST OSTEOPOROSIS
‘Move it or Lose it’ motto of a World Osteoporosis Day press conference organized in Berlin on October 20, 2005 by the German National Initiative Against Osteoporosis with IOF support.

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October 20, 2005

EXERCISE VITAL TO BUILD STRONG BONES
“Move it or Lose it” starts three-year lifestyle campaign to fight osteoporosis

Exercise can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis and related fractures, a new report explains.

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October 20, 2005

OSTEOPOROSIS SONG URGES YOUNG PEOPLE TO DANCE FOR STRONG BONES
Up-beat Latin-pop song launched in Berlin on World Osteoporosis Day, eight Public Service Announcements also released

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October 20, 2005

GLOBAL OSTEOPOROSIS PATIENT SOCIETIES MEET FOR FIRST TIME IN ASIA
200 delegates from 60 countries gather to more effectively fight the “silent epidemic”; IOF members win US$ 126,000 in grants.

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September 30, 2005

BEAUTY QUEENS URGE GIRLS NOT TO SACRIFICE THEIR BONES
Role of exercise and proper nutrition in building strong bones stressed by seven title-holders in Bangkok event, experts warn of impending osteoporosis crisis in Asia.

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September 27, 2005

GLOBAL CALL FOR OSTEOPOROSIS ABSTRACTS
SUBMISSION DEADLINE DECEMBER 6, 2005

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September 15, 2005

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS AT IOF WORLD CONGRESS ON OSTEOPOROSIS

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September 15, 2005

PRIZES TO REWARD TOP OSTEOPOROSIS JOURNALISM IOF
Osteoporosis Journalism Award announced

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September 6, 2005

BEAUTY, BONE HEALTH AND EXERCISE
Invitation to attend the Asian Osteoporosis Media Seminar in Bangkok and participate in ‘Beauty and the Bones’: Beauty queens from four continents make an appeal to young women to care for their bone health.

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September 5, 2005

New research reveals why millions of women across Europe may be putting themselves at risk of fracture
85 per cent of doctors report osteoporosis patients stop treatment too early to get full benefit - communication gap between doctors and patients threatens effectiveness of long-term treatment

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June 8, 2005

A Tale of Two Studies
In Europe and Latin America, researchers seek information to convince governments to make osteoporosis a priority

Feature article, IOF, January 2005

Note: several of the photos shown are also provided in high resolution for download and may be freely used when the article is reproduced or translated.

NEW REPORT URGES EU GOVERNMENTS TO ADDRESS INADEQUATE DXA SCANNING FACILITIES
European Parliament Osteoporosis Interest Group says that "much has been achieved, but a lot remains to do", and called on EU policy makers to take action to ensure commitments to prevent, diagnose and treat this disease are met.

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November 10, 2004 - European Parliament, Brussels

First Asia-wide osteoporosis campaign launched

TV ad encourages women to take the One Minute Risk Test,
materials aimed at physicians to help them treat patients effectively

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October 18, 2004 - Hong Kong

By 2020, One In Two Americans Over Age 50 Will Be At Risk For Fractures From Osteoporosis Or Low Bone Mass

The U.S. Surgeon General issues first-ever report on nation's bone health

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October 14, 2004 - Press release issued by the office of the U.S. Surgeon General

Osteoporosis in men affects one in five men over 50

New report shows disease is more serious in men than previously estimated; Australian celebrities and sports stars join the global fight against the "silent epidemic"

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October 13, 2004 - Sydney, Australia

Pierre D. Delmas receives Frederic C. Bartter Award

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October 5, 2004 - Nyon, Switzerland

Fracture risk based on many factors, not just bone density score

New research will lead to easy-to-use fracture risk assessment tool for physicians

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September 21, 2004 - Paris, France

How Health Issues Affect Today's Women Aged Over 50 - An international survey -,
a survey by IOF and European Institute of Womens Health

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June 5, 2004 - Nice, France

IOF elects four new board members from North America

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April 28, 2004 - Nyon, Switzerland

Cork Workshop supports call for Europe to prioritise the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as osteoporosis

Irish Osteoporosis Society opens support group in Cork: MEP Mel Read receives first IOF President's Award.

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April 5, 2004 - CORK, Ireland

US-based National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) joins International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)

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November 21, 2003 - Nyon, Switzerland

EU OSTEOPOROSIS ACTION PLAN LAUNCHED

Health experts and policy makers call to make the prevention of osteoporotic fractures an EU healthcare priority - Toscani photo exhibition launched.

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November 12, 2003 - EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, Brussels

FEATURE ARTICLE, October 2003:
Orthopaedic Surgeons Address Neglect of Osteoporosis.

Download article (Word document, 40 KB)

IOF also provides, free of copyright, images to accompany the article.

Photos you may choose to use in the article with captions. There is also a before/after photo of a patient available upon request
(lmisteli@osteofound.org):


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Captions:

Image 1: Healthy bone, Osteoporotic bone

Image 2: The underlying cause of painful vertebral fractures is often osteoporosis.

Image 3: Half the doctors surveyed overall said that they received no or insufficient training in osteoporosis, yet they are often the first and only physicians to see fracture patients.

October 28, 2003

New International Print Advertising Launched, Quality of Life After First Fracture Examined in New Report

More than 70 countries celebrate World Osteoporosis Day

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October 20, 2003 - Nyon, Switzerland

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS ADDRESS NEGLECT OF OSTEOPOROSIS

In response to a multi-country survey showing that orthopaedic surgeons are poorly trained to recognise and treat osteoporosis, an international organisation of orthopaedic surgeons unveils a set of recommendations to reduce the risk of successive fractures in patients with osteoporosis.

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June 9, 2003 - HELSINKI, Finland

FIRST GLOBAL OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

IOF's first TV ad encourages women to take the One Minute Risk Test

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January 29, 2003 - LONDON, UK

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