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National Osteoporosis Foundation Partners with Medical Fitness Network

Press Release

National Osteoporosis Foundation Partners with Medical Fitness Network to Provide a New Health Resource for Those with Osteoporosis

WASHINGTON, DC – (August 18, 2015) The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the leading consumer and community-focused health organization dedicated to the prevention of osteoporosis and has just announced a partnership with the Medical Fitness Network (MFN).

The NOF and MFN share a mutual goal of educating people about healthy living and complementary healthcare management of chronic diseases/medical conditions and their risk factors. This partnership helps connect consumers to qualified fitness and complimentary healthcare providers who are interested in working with those with osteoporosis through MFN’s online network. This network also supports caregivers.

Doing exerciseMFN President and Founder, Lisa Dougherty, said of the partnership, “The Medical Fitness Network is excited to have both our fitness and healthcare professional members and consumer visitors learn more about the research and resources provided by the NOF and how they can help those battling osteoporosis.”

NOF’s Senior Director for Science and Education, Susan Randall said, “NOF is pleased to offer MFN’s important community network of fitness, complementary health and wellness professionals to patients and consumers seeking expertise in osteoporosis and bone health.”

About the National Osteoporosis Foundation                           

Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 54 million Americans. Studies show that one in two women and up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime. NOF works to improve patient care and support for those who have broken bones due to osteoporosis and to educate the public to prevent osteoporosis and broken bones and promote strong bones for life.

About the Medical Fitness Network

The mission of the Medical Fitness Network (MFN) is to improve the quality of life for those with chronic medical conditions or who need pre or postnatal care by connecting them to the most qualified fitness & healthcare professionals. MFN provides a free national network of exemplary fitness and healthcare professionals with a background in treatment and rehabilitation of various diseases and medical conditions.

Media Contact:  Claire Gill, claire.gil@nof.org

MedFit Network Team