Month: March 2018

Non Union Bone Fractures

Non Union Bone Fractures

Bone fractures are not uncommon. In most cases, they are a minor inconvenience and are eventually fully healed. In rare cases, however, the broken bone does not heal with typical treatments. This is referred to as a non-union bone fracture, and can cause pain and […]

Calcium Sources

Calcium Sources

Calcium is one of the most important nutrients for developing and maintaining bone health. The symptoms of calcium deficiency may not be apparent immediately; however, monitoring calcium intake is important not for maintaining current health, but also for future health. Calcium deficiency is a problem […]

North Berkeley Senior Center

North Berkeley Senior Center

By:┬áChigozie Maduchukwu Bone Health Initiative, a student-run organization at UC Berkeley, had the opportunity to participate at the Stepping Out Strong event hosted by American Bone Health, a non-profit organization partnered with BHI. Stepping Out Strong is an event that is designed to help seniors […]

Meeting Recap 3/5/18

Meeting Recap 3/5/18

The Education Committee gave a presentation on Fibrous Dysplasia. Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a skeletal disorder in which bone-forming cells fail to mature and produce too much fibrous, or connective, tissue. Areas of healthy bone are replaced with this fibrous tissue. The replacement of normal […]