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Two of the most significant demographic trends changing the landscape in the United States are the aging of the baby boomers—persons born between 1946 and 1964—and the increasing longevity of this cohort of the U.S. population. While these trends affect all individuals, providing women with the health and wellness support they need and deserve as they age, presents a unique challenge for
which the country may not be fully prepared.
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
North American Menopause Society: www.menopause.org Search the website of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) for accurate, unbiased information about menopause. NAMS is the leading nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to improving understanding of this natural biologic event.
Best Bones: Fun and entertaining way to learn about the functions of the skeleton. Designed for girls. http://www.bestbonesforever.org/
Stay Independent Brochure
National Association for Continence: www.nafc.org
Education and support for healthcare professionals and the general public from a nonprofit organization with a focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management solutions for incontinence.
Healthy Women: www.healthywomen.org A site considered by many to be the leading US clearinghouse for women’s health information.
Office of Research on Women’s Health http://orwh.od.nih.gov
The Office of Research on Women’s Health serves as a focal point for women’s health research at the NIH and ensures that research conducted and supported by NIH adequately addresses issues regarding women’s health.
Office on Women’s Health: www.womenshealth.gov
A service of the US Office on Women’s Health (OWH) and the US Department of Health and Human Services. Site offers information for professionals and consumers, including governmental consumer education links.
A site sponsored by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offering disease risk-factor screenings and referral services for low-income, under-insured, and uninsured women aged 40-64 years in an effort to prevent cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.