Osteoporosis Risk Factors

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan 20, 2021

12:00PM CST
(1:00PM EST)

WEBINAR

What About Your Bones and Why do They Matter? Bone Health Resources in Small Communities

Join our panel as they discuss how you can get the information and access to the tools and resources you need to make informed decisions to reduce your risk and manage osteoporosis.

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Jan 28, 2021

12:00PM MST
(2:00PM EST)

WEBINAR

Osteoporosis and Medications: Top 5 Things to Know

Join Teri Charrois, BScPharm, ACPR, MSc, who will share information on the top 5 things that you should know about osteoporosis and medications.

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RECENT EVENTS

Stuffed Holiday Beef Roast

[REPLAY] WEBINAR: Stuffed Holiday Beef Roast

Watch a replay of this cooking webinar showcasing meal ideas using beef, an excellent source of protein. Learn how to make Stuffed Holiday Beef Roast with Emily Richards, Professional Home Economist.

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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

  • 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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  • The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) releases its anticipated new report

    This report provides a national overview on diagnosed osteoporosis, related fractures and the osteoporosis care gap among Canadians 40 years and older.

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  • Dr. Earl Bogoch appointed the inaugural holder of the Brookfield Chair in fracture prevention

    Dr. Famida Jiwa, President & CEO, Osteoporosis Canada is pleased to announce that Dr. Earl Bogoch has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Brookfield Chair in Fracture Prevention.

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  • ISCD Researcher of the Year

    The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) Researcher of the Year award for 2020 was recently presented to Dr. William D. Leslie, MD, FRCPC, MSc, CCD.

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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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