Our Mission

Boneporosis is a website about osteoporosis. The Latina Health Project produced the site as part of our mission to bring accurate and timely health information to everyone, regardless of sex or ethnic background.

We do not claim the site is comprehensive, and even so, a website is no substitute for face-to-face medical care. See a doctor if you think you have signs of osteoporosis. Painless, non-invasive procedures can help the doctor determine if you have the condition and what treatment, if any, is appropriate.

The Latina Health Project is a non-profit organization funded by private donations. We are registered in Travis County, Texas. We have no full-time employees and our writers and advisors work mainly as volunteers out of an interest in public health. The donors have no financial interest in treatment or testing for osteoporosis. We will never accept donations or financial support from pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, or healthcare providers.

Osteoporosis is of particular concern because it is so widespread and because many people do not regard it as a disorder or illness, but think of it as a natural part of getting older. This is a misconception. Although most people with osteoporosis are over 50 years old, it can affect younger people. And many people live to be very old without ever getting osteoporosis. The quality of life of seniors is greatly affected by the strength of their bones. You'll avoid many problems if you control your osteoporosis.

We Support a Healthier Future - Healthy People 2020 This is a public health issue that demands an outreach because of its prevalence and because doctors have means to address it. And because there are methods to reduce your risk before you get osteoporosis, if you aware.

A special outreach to men is planned because they are an underserved population when it comes to osteoporosis treatment and awareness.

The federal government says "Americans—as many as 9 out of 10—have limited health literacy skills."

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We do not accept advertising. We do not exchange links with other websites. Please do not contact us about these issues.

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Protect Your Bones

1) Exercise (ideally including some resistance exercise to build strength.)

2) Eat a healthy diet. Pay special attention to your daily requirement for Vitamin D and calcium.

3) Don't smoke and avoid excessive alcohol.

4) Follow your doctor's advice and get bone density tests as he or she suggests.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (512) 394 4590
  • Email:
    ashley – at – latinaproject.com
  • Address:
    Latina Health Project< br /> 2400 Cedar Bend Dr, Suite 400
    Austin, TX 78758