Vitaman D and Effects on Fractures, Falls & BMD

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Vitaman D and Effects on Fractures, Falls & BMD

A recent article on the effect of vitamin D supplementation on fractures, falls and bone mineral density was published in the journal Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology by Bolland and colleagues (October 4, 2018). This research reviewed the available literature as part of a systematic review and meta-analysis. A systematic review is a research method used to…

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Osteoporosis Education Forum in Peterborough on November 14

Osteoporosis Canada brings you ‘Meet the Experts’ a 7th annual public education forum on osteoporosis in Peterborough on Wednesday, November 14 from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Topics and speakers at the event include: Osteoporosis 101 by Dr. Adachi MD, FRPC, professor of medicine, McMaster University The Do’s and Don’ts of Yoga and Osteoporosis by…

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Osteoporosis Education Event at Richmond Hill Central Library on November 1

November marks Osteoporosis Awareness Month in Canada and a great opportunity to learn more about osteoporosis and bone health. Attend an osteoporosis community education event being held at the Richmond Hill Central Library on Thursday, November 1 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm and hear from a team of osteoporosis healthcare providers. These include: a…

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Osteoporosis Education Event in Waterloo on November 3

The Centre for Bone Health presents a free education event titled ‘ Osteoporosis: Updates & Controversies’ on Saturday, November 3 from 9 am to 12 pm. The event is scheduled to take place at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo, Ontario. Event sessions include: Osteoporosis: Updates & Debunking Common Myths – Dr. Sadhana Prasad Nutrition:…

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Bone Matters Webinar on ‘Osteoporosis & Yoga’ on September 13

  Enjoy yoga but worried that having osteoporosis won’t allow you to safely practice it? Simply register for the upcoming Bone Matters webinar scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 1 pm to 2 pm to get informed on safe and appropriate yoga practice for people living with Osteoporosis. What: Osteoporosis AND…

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Webinar on Supporting Osteoporosis Knowledge in LTC homes

Ontario Association for Residents’ Councils (OARC)  and the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy for Long-Term Care (OOSLTC) have partnered to help strengthen and advance residents’ awareness and knowledge of osteoporosis and fracture prevention in long term care homes. The live webinar titled ‘Keeping it Together – Supporting Osteoporosis Knowledge in Long Term Care Homes’ will be held…

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Long-Term Care Video Series

Osteoporosis Canada, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, University of Waterloo and GERAS Centre for Aging Research are excited to announce the launch of four series of videos, aimed at educating health care professionals to prevent falls and fractures for long-term care (LTC) residents. Osteoporosis and falls are the leading cause of fractures in LTC homes and 44%…

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Ottawa Hospital receives recognition for fracture screening and prevention

The Ottawa Hospital has been recognized for its work in preventing bone fractures. The certificate of achievement acknowledges the hospital’s implementation of a fracture screening and prevention program. “Basically, once someone has a fragility fracture there’s a high chance someone will have another one, and we’re trying to intervene in that regard to prevent that…

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Humber River Hospital Receives National Award

The Humber River Hospital recently received national recognition for completing all eight Essential Elements of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS). The certificate of achievement was in recognition of Humber River Hospital’s partnership with Osteoporosis Canada and the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, in implementing the Fracture Screening and Prevention Program, also known as FSPP. The FSPP is a…

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