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Exercise and Management Programs

The Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease has created a list of classes and in your community that can help you prevent and manage osteoporosis and arthritis.   

Wild and Wonderful Calcium Cooking

The Osteoporosis & Arthritis Program has partnered with the West Virginia University Extension Service, the Family Nutrition Program and Tender Mercies Ministries to publish Wild & Wonderful Calcium Cooking

The cookbook aims to educate readers about the importance of maintaining bone density and provides useful tips on how to incorporate calcium rich foods into an everday nutritional program. 

To request a copy, contact HPCD.

Additional Resources

Know My Bones is a website for postmenopausal women where you can sign up for free information and take a quiz to find out how many women age 50 and older will have an osteoporosis related fracture in their lifetime.

This is the nation's leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. The NOF achieves its mission through programs of awareness, education and training, advocacy and research.
This is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. NIH scientist investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments and even cures for common and rare diseases.
In this report, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States Richard H. Carmona, M.D. warns that by 2020, half of all American citizens older than 50 will be at risk for fractures from osteoporosis and low bone mass if no immediate action is taken by individuals at risk, doctors, health systems, and policymakers. 
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease
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