After The Fracture
After The Fracture

It Was A Tasty Weekend For Osteoporosis Canada!

It Was A Tasty Weekend For Osteoporosis Canada!

Osteoporosis Canada was delighted to be a part of the Krinos Taste of the Danforth festival. Over the weekend of August 8-10, 2014 in Toronto, volunteers enthusiastically sold Krinos Real Greek Yogurt to festival attendees with all proceeds going to Osteoporosis Canada.

Thank you to Krinos Foods Canada Ltd., to our dedicated, enthusiastic team of volunteers and to everyone who came by our tent to support Osteoporosis Canada.

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Dr. Famida Jiwa Re-elected As Chair of the Patient Societies Subcommittee of the CNS

dr-famida-jiwaCongratulations to Dr. Famida Jiwa, the President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada, who has recently been re-elected to the position of Chair of the Patient Societies Subcommittee of the CNS of the IOF for a 4th term of two years.

The Committee of National Societies (CNS) currently comprises 225 full or associate member societies in 93 countries, territories and regions worldwide. Members are independent, not-for-profit osteoporosis societies or organizations, which carry out medical activities, generate public awareness and policy change, and provide a variety of services to people with bone, muscle and joint disorders. The Patient Societies Subcommittee is an important CNS forum for sharing information about bone health awareness and education campaigns. The Patient Societies Subcommittee meets at least once a year.

Osteoporosis Canada Launches New Exercise Recommendations

New multicomponent exercise recommendations combine muscle strengthening and balance training as a means of reducing falls and resulting fractures for people living with osteoporosis

exercise-recommendations-news-postPeople with osteoporosis, and those at risk of developing it, can prevent bone loss, fractures and falls by combining specific types of exercises, says new recommendations that Osteoporosis Canada released. Osteoporosis Canada is developing tools related to the new guidelines, including a booklet called Too Fit to Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise, which covers the importance of exercise; what types of exercise; strength, balance, aerobic and posture training; barriers to exercise and much more.

Webcast Replay: Osteoporosis Canada Presents
“Bone Matters with Dr. Marla Shapiro”

Health and medical expert, Dr. Marla Shapiro, presents live on a variety of bone health topics including bone structure and osteoporosis, osteoporosis treatment options, Osteoporosis Canada's guidelines and Fracture Liaison Services and tips for maintaining healthy bones. Dr. Shapiro also answers viewer submitted questions followed by closing remarks from Dr. Famida Jiwa, President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada.

Dr. Shapiro is a prominent medical contributor, consultant and specialist and is renowned for her expertise in Toronto, Canada and across North America.

Fracture Liaison Services: Closing The Post-Fracture Care Gap


The total cost of osteoporosis in Canada was $2.3 billion in 2010. This is not surprising given that the 30,000 Canadians who experience a hip fracture each year spend an average of 23 days in hospital and rehabilitation centres at an average acute care cost of $20,000 per patient. Nearly a quarter of these end up in long-term care facilities leading to $600 million in annual costs with additional costs attributable to the 170,000 other fragility fractures per year of the spine, wrist, shoulder, pelvis and other bones. Fracture Liaison Services are proven to close the care gap and reduce costs.

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