Resources for Great Websites

American Bone Health: americanbonehealth.org American Bone Health is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about bone health and fracture prevention. Our Peer educators are the backbone of our organization. Through them we offer a variety of programs across the country to help people of all ages build healthy bones for life.   National Osteoporosis Foundation: www.nof.org …

Chef Paulson prepares high calcium entree for the event.

Rome News-Tribune covers osteoporosis workshop

The Rome News-Tribune recently covered our osteoporosis event, “The Silent T: Osteoporosis … when ignorance is not bliss,” at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. They said: Half of all women and every fifth man over the age of 50 are at risk for osteoporosis, according to Dr. Abhijit Kanthala Reddy of Redmond Regional Medical Center. It’s …

The Silent “T”: Osteoporosis

Our Founder and President Sharon Baker recently wrote a guest column about osteoporosis for the Rome News-Tribune. She writes: Did you know that May is National Osteoporosis Prevention month? Do you care? You might if you knew this is a condition that affects one in every two women and one in every four men over …

“Loneliness” by Board Member Miriam Peterson

Since I’m on the Women’s Information Network’s board, I get immersed in the various public health topics that we work to deliver.  Currently that topic is loneliness.  And as I considered how we might formulate a genuine, insightful seminar on loneliness that would reach those who would benefit most, I thought about how many kinds …

Arthritis Workshop Presentations

Thank you to all those who attended our last workshop, “Kick Pain in the Kitchen as well as the Medicine Cabinet.”  We had quite a few requests to share the information presented by Dr. Bushnell, Cala Dittmer and Amber Todd.  They have graciously agreed to let us put their presentations on our website.  Below are …

A little SOY goes a long way

Written by Alix Devine, Purple Trumpet Marketing April is National Soy Foods Month. There are many ways to incorporate soy into your diet. Some traditional soy foods include soymilk, soy nuts, edamame and even soy protein powder. Soy protein is used in baked goods such as cookies, bread and crackers. It helps improve texture, helps …

You Are What You Eat!

March is National Nutrition Month. The declaration makes me think of the familiar phrase, “You are what you eat.”  Food growing, preparation, inspection and presentation are a hot topic in documentaries, magazines and cooking shows.  My late father gave me a wellness focus on food before it was fashionable or trendy.  He was always trying …

March Is Colorectal Cancer Prevention Month

“Preventable. Treatable. Beatable!” Colorectal cancer affects both men and women in almost equal numbers. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There are several screening methods available, making the disease highly preventable. This part of the body is not generally talked about in polite conversation.  In fact, it is …