Osteoporosis Canada is excited to announce its new video for Osteoporosis Month. Watch the video and listen as people with osteoporosis share their personal stories of diagnosis and living with the disease.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology formed an expert panel and completed a detailed review of all published research evaluating the effects of calcium intake from food sources and or supplements with or without vitamin D on the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death.
The review confirms that there does not appear to be any harmful or beneficial effects of calcium and or vitamin D on the risk of heart disease or stroke or on the likelihood of death in healthy adults.
For more information on Osteoporosis Canada's position statement:
Osteoporosis Canada’s latest Annual Report “#BetterBoneHealth” is now available. This report highlights the organization’s significant achievements over the past year towards the vision of a Canada without osteoporotic fractures.
Starting August 14, when making purchases at the checkout counters, the public can help support Osteoporosis Canada by making a donation at any of the more than 650 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for Osteoporosis Canada will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until September 10, 2016.
Edmonton pharmacist and researcher Dr. Nesé Yuksel has been named the 2016 Canadian Pharmacist of the Year.
Dr. Yuksel is currently the Division Chair of Pharmacy Practice and a Professor at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and practices on an interdisciplinary team at the Menopause Clinic at Lois Hole Hospital for Women (LHHW) in Edmonton. She is also a proud University of Alberta alumna (BScPharm ’88).