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.


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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.


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2015 Osteoporosis Canada Recommendations for Fracture Prevention in Long-Term Care


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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.


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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.


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Remembering Dr. Joan Harrison: Co-Founder of Osteoporosis Canada

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.

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Osteoporosis Canada SAC Consultant Dr. Hope Weiler finds less body fat for kids taking vitamin D

Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development


dr-hope-weiler 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.


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Dr. Famida Jiwa, President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada, Named Recipient of the President’s Award from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)

Dr. Famida JiwaDr. Famida Jiwa is the 2016 recipient of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President’s Award. This award honours individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the work of the IOF, through furthering one or more of the mission statements and/or goals of the Foundation.

This award will be presented to Famida at the IOF’s World Conference on Osteoporosis in Malaga , Spain on April 15, 2016. Congratulations to Famida on winning this prestigious award!





Celebrating National Volunteer Week
April 10 - 16, 2016
Thank You To Our Volunteers

National Volunteer Week, April 10 – 16, is the 13th consecutive year that National Volunteer Week has recognized, celebrated and thanked Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers.

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This year’s theme is “Volunteers are the roots of strong communities.” Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for communities to boom. Thanks to volunteers, our communities grow strong and resilient. Even the tiniest volunteer effort leaves a profound and lasting trace in a community, much like tree rings that appear over time.

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