Ana’s Story and Isabel’s Story

The NIAMS offers two FREE bilingual fotonovelas as part of its efforts to provide communities with reliable health information on preventing and managing sports injuries and osteoporosis. Both fotonovelas appeal to audiences of all reading levels, offer information and practical everyday tips about sports injuries and bone health, and are free to order individually or in bulk quantities.

Here you’ll find information about Ana’s Story: How she and her family learned about sports injuries and Isabel’s Story: How she and her family learned about osteoporosis. You’ll also find resources to help spread the word about NIAMS fotonovelas to your communities on social media.

Ana's Story

Sports Injuries

Ana’s Story portrays a young girl who injures her knee while playing soccer. During the course of the fotonovela Ana and her family learn about sports injuries, including causes, prevention tips, and treatment options. Ana’s Story appeals to both children and adults with its bright graphics and its clearly laid out health information.

Order Free Fotonovelas Online View PDF in English (4.7 MB) View PDF in Spanish (4.6 MB)

Isabel's Story


Isabel’s Story follows a woman who leads a busy life managing her job and her family. One day Isabel falls and breaks her wrist, leading to the discovery that she has osteoporosis. Through the fotonovela, Isabel and her family learn about osteoporosis, including how to manage the condition, prevent falls in the future, and improve their bone health.

Order Free Fotonovelas Online View PDF in English (5.1 MB) View PDF in Spanish (4.8 MB)

Social Sharing

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