Juvenile Bone Health (cont.)
In this Article
- Why is childhood such an important time for bone development?
- What is osteoporosis? Isn't it something old people get?
- How can I help keep my kids' bones healthy?
- How can I persuade my daughter to drink milk instead of diet soda? She thinks milk will make her fat.
- But my kids don't like milk.
- My teenage son loves milk, but it seems to upset his stomach. Could he have lactose intolerance?
- My daughter is constantly dieting. Should I be concerned?
- Should I give my kids calcium supplements?
- How does physical activity help my kids' bones?
- Is it possible to get too much exercise?
- What else can my kids do besides eating calcium-rich foods and getting plenty of weight-bearing exercise to keep their bones healthy?
- My son has asthma and takes a steroid medication to control it. His doctor said this might affect his bones. Is there anything we can do about this?
- My 8-year-old son is a daredevil and has already broken several bones. could he have a problem like osteoporosis at this young age?
- How can I get through to my kids? They sure don't think about their bones.
- Where can I go for more information?
- Find a local Pediatric Rheumatologist in your town
Where Can I Go for More Information?
NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center
2 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3676
Toll Free: 800-624-BONE
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Information Clearinghouse National Institutes of Health
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
Toll Free: 877-22-NIAMS (226-4267)
Milk Matters Campaign
National Bone Health Campaign
National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
1232 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037-1202
Toll Free: 800-231-4222
For Your Information
For updates and for any questions about any medications you are taking, please contact
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Toll Free: 888-INFO-FDA (888-463-6332)
For updates and questions about statistics, please contact
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics
Toll Free: 800–232–4636
Source: National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Last Editorial Review: 9/11/2009 4:25:16 PM
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