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).
McMaster professor Stephanie Atkinson has received an honorary Doctorate of Science from her alma mater Western University.
Atkinson is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and an associate member in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences. She's also a distinguished researcher in perinatal and pediatric nutrition and metabolism, and the long-standing leader of the McMaster Centre for the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program.
Osteoporosis: A Man's Disease Too
Think only women are at risk of osteoporosis? Think again. At least one in five men will break a bone from osteoporosis, and one quarter of the 30,000 hip fractures caused by osteoporosis are in men. Watch this video to learn more. Share it with someone you care about and encourage them to get assessed for osteoporosis. Because osteoporosis is a man’s disease, too.
Osteoporosis Custom Form available for EMR in Primary Care
The 2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Canada and the 2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Frail Elderly offer evidence-based screening and treatment recommendations for adults over 50 years. We have developed an osteoporosis and falls assessment tool based on the guidelines, that can be integrated into the electronic medical records (EMR) with the aim of improving osteoporosis-related care in family practice.
2015 Osteoporosis Canada Recommendations for Fracture Prevention in Long-Term Care
The new 2015 Recommendations for Fracture prevention in long-term care include an integrated falls and osteoporosis assessment as well as various treatment strategies. These recommendations target a specific population that is not usually considered in the development of treatment strategies and include valuable tools and resources for professionals providing care for long-term care residents.
Osteoporosis Canada recognizes 25 Canadian hospitals offering Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) by launching an FLS Registry
Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) is recognized as the most effective program to prevent repeat fractures due to osteoporosis. In an FLS, a coordinator screens fracture patients for osteoporosis, and follows them to ensure appropriate investigation and treatment are received to prevent the next fracture.
Osteoporosis Canada’s FLS Registry was launched to profile hospitals across Canada that have implemented effective FLSs. Osteoporosis Canada is delighted at this time to congratulate FLSs from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia for meeting the Essential Elements of Fracture Liaison Services.
Osteoporosis Canada wishes to express our condolences to the family of Dr. Joan Harrison, who died at home in Ottawa on May 3, 2016. Dr. Harrison pioneered research into osteoporosis. Working with a research team, she applied nuclear physics to the investigation of metabolic bone disease resulting in a revolutionary technique for measuring bone mass, which was critical to the diagnosis and eventual treatment of osteoporosis.
Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development
A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.
The findings emerged from research initially aimed at confirming the importance of vitamin D for bone density. The additional benefit in terms of body composition came as a surprise for the research team.
“We were very intrigued by the higher lean mass, the possibility that vitamin D can help infants to not only grow healthy skeletons but also healthy amounts of muscle and less fat,” said Hope Weiler, one of the study’s authors and Director of the Mary Emily Clinical Nutrition Research Unit at McGill.