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[REPLAY] COOK-ALONG: Shrimp & Herb Stuffed Shells

Watch a replay of this webinar where Emily Richards, Professional Home Economist demonstrates how to make the featured recipe – Shrimp & Herb Stuffed Shells with 39 g of protein and 350 mg of calcium per serving.

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WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS?

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture. Known as the “silent thief”, bone deterioration can occur over a number of years without presenting any symptoms. Unfortunately, if detected at the time of a break, the disease is already fairly advanced. The most common fractures associated with osteoporosis are in the hip, spine, wrist, and shoulder. Today, no single cause for osteoporosis has been identified.

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Recent News

  • COVID-19 Vaccination and Osteoporosis Drug Therapy

    Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that, if you are at high risk of fracture, requires treatment with an osteoporosis medication. There is currently no evidence that osteoporosis medications increase the risk or the severity of COVID-19 infections.

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  • PHAC Report Highlights Huge Post-Fracture Care Gap

    Over 80% of all broken bones (fractures) after the age of 50 are caused by osteoporosis. These fractures cause pain and disability, which can be permanent. Some fractures, such as hip and spine, are also associated with an increased risk of dying.

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  • Tribute to Dr. Harry Genant

    Osteoporosis Canada is saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Harry K. Genant, internationally renowned for his ground-breaking research in non-invasive and quantitative imaging methods for osteoporosis, arthritis and orthopedics.

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  • CIHR Institute of the Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Advisory Board

    Dr. Suzanne Morin has been named a member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of the Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Advisory Board.

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Osteoporosis Canada, a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. We work to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis. But we can’t do it alone.

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