In the news

The following is a selection of recent media coverage relating to osteoporosis and bone health, both locally and internationally.

DISCLAIMER: Links to these articles are provided solely for the interest of visitors to Osteoporosis.ca, and do not necessarily reflect the positions of Osteoporosis Canada.  Readers should always check with their physician to determine the best strategy for their own physical health.

September 2014

Osteoporosis and the Upcoming Public Forum in Regina
CTV Regina – Morning Live

President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada, Dr Famida Jiwa, discusses osteoporosis and the upcoming Public Forum in Regina, Saskatchewan with CTV Regina.

February 2011

When should I start taking calcium supplements?
Globe and Mail

In this Globe and Mail article Dr. Angela Cheung, Vice-Chair of our Scientific Advisory Council, answers the question “At what age should one start taking calcium supplements?”.

November 2010

What to eat to keep your bones healthy
Globe and Mail

This news article by Leslie Beck, a Toronto-based dietitian at the Medcan Clinic, outlines dietary changes that can help keep your bones healthy throughout life.  These include Osteoporosis Canada’s Vitamin D recommendations.

U of C finds key to bone disease.
Calgary Herald

A University of Calgary research team has made a significant advancement in the understanding and prevention of osteoporosis in both women and men.

October 2010

2010 Osteoporosis Guidelines Media Coverage

Osteoporosis: Canada AM: Dr. Marla Shapiro, medical expert
CTV News

CTV News Dr Marla Shiparo Talks About The 2010 Osteoporosis Canada Guidelines

 

Medical expert, Dr. Marla Shapiro discusses the new Osteoporosis Canada clinical practice guidelines on CTV’s Canada AM.

Better Diagnosis needed for osteoporosis: report
CTV News

A news report on CTV News highlighting the unveiling of the new Osteoporosis Canada clinical practice guidelines on Tuesday, October 12th 2010.

Better Diagnosis needed for osteoporosis: report
Macleans

A news report in Macleans highlighting the unveiling of the new Osteoporosis Canada clinical practice guidelines on Tuesday, October 12th 2010.

Osteoporosis Canada launches new guidelines
CTV News

The launch of the new clinical practice guidelines by Osteoporosis Canada was featured on Dr. Marla Shapiro’s health blog on CTV.ca.

Osteoporosis guide to help treat brittle bones
CBC News

A news report featured in the health section of CBC News highlighting the new Osteoporosis Canada.

To treat osteoporosis, focus on breaks, doctors told
The GLOBE and MAIL

A news article from the Tuesday, October 12th 2010 edition of The Globe and Mail by public health reporter, ANDRÉ PICARD.

Fragile bones need care: experts
Montreal Gazette

A news article from the October 12th, 2010 Montreal Gazette.

September 2010

Bones & Joints Report 2010
The National Post

The September 2010 Bones & Joints Report was released as a supplement in the National Post.  This report features an article entitled ‘Are you aware that you may be at risk
for fractures?’ by Osteoporosis Canada.

August 2010

Women’s Health Report
The National Post

The August 2010 Women’s Health Report was released as a supplement in the National Post.  This report features an article entitled ‘Are you getting enough of the sunshine vitamin?’ with Dr. Famida Jiwa, Acting President & CEO of Osteoporosis Canada.

Can extra calcium hurt your heart?
The GLOBE and MAIL

Leslie Beck, a Toronto-based dietitian at the Medcan Clinic, has posted this article on The GLOBE and MAIL website in response to a recent calcium supplement study.

July 2010

Daily dose of vitamin D should be doubled, says study
Calgary Herald

Dr.Hanley of The University of Calgary comments on the new vitamin D recommendations in this article published in The Calgary Herald on July 15th, 2010.

Boost vitamin D levels, bone group says
CBC News

CBC News has published an article titled “Boost vitamin D levels, bone group says” in the health section of their website, highlighting the new vitamin D guidelines.

Dramatically increasing vitamin D may prevent osteoporosis
The GLOBE and MAIL

The GLOBE and MAIL recently published an article highlighting the scientific advisory committee for Osteoporosis Canada’s recommendations for Canadians to increase their intake of the sunshine vitamin.

March 2010

Osteoporosis Canada editorial
National Post

Osteoporosis Canada was featured in January’s edition of the National Post’s Bones & Joint Pain insert. Click here to read our editorial, Don’t Turn Your Back on Osteoporosis.

September 2009

Can depression cause osteoporosis?
The Toronto Star

The Toronto Star recently published an article examining the relationship between depression and osteoporosis. Debbie Howe tells her story of suffering a spinal fracture at 36 and the depression that resulted. Dr. Sophie Jamal, director of the osteoporosis program at Women’s College Hospital and member of Osteoporosis Canada’s Scientific Advisory Council provides more insight from a scientific perspective. …

June 2009

Guys, go see a doctor already!    
The Toronto Star

Larry Funnell, 58, had a problem. In his 40s, Funnell fractured his wrist, his arm, his collarbone “and four ribs in two different accidents” before he made a point – and an appointment – to find out what was wrong. The former federal bureaucrat who retired to Vancouver says he thought he was just a klutz. …

Osteoporosis cases in men falling through the cracks     
The Toronto Star

Once considered a “woman’s disease,” osteoporosis is making alarming inroads into the male population in Canada. Osteoporosis Canada estimates the prevalence of the bone disease, often referred to as the “silent thief” for its lack of symptoms, now affects one in eight men over the age of 65. …

Bone density test key to prevention     
The Toronto Star

The most important screening tool is an X-ray that measures mineral content in the bones. The bone density test is more routine for older women who are at the greatest risk for osteoporosis and whose loss of bone density is accelerated in the first years after menopause. …

January 2009

Seniors’ risk of dying increased for up to a decade after fracture: study     
CBC News

Seniors who suffer a fracture have a higher risk of death than the general population for the next five to 10 years after the break occurred, a new study suggests. …




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