Osteoporosis Canada currently produces publications in various languages. See below for English versions.
Booklets & Facts Sheets
This four-page fact sheet focuses on medications used to treat osteoporosis. Contains detailed information on available medications, including effectiveness, who can take the drug, how it is taken and possible side effects.
Men and Osteoporosis
This two-page fact sheet focuses on men and osteoporosis. Includes information on risk factors for fracture, secondary causes of bone loss and treatment. Also presents a story of a man living with osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
This two-page fact sheet focuses on the differences between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Includes information on the symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors and treatment for both diseases.
This six-page fact sheet focuses on the importance of nutrition in maintaining and building healthy and strong bones.
This four-page fact sheet focuses on the diagnosis of osteoporosis. Contains detailed information on comprehensive fracture risk assessment.
Your Guide to Strong Bones
This two-page guide focuses on ways to keep your bones strong, touching on nutrition, exercise, vitamin supplements, medication, and more. Also includes a great guide to calcium content in common foods.
This four-page fact sheet focuses on secondary osteoporosis, which occurs as a result of the treatment of another disease or condition, or the condition itself. Includes information on glucocorticoids, other medications and medical conditions that contribute to secondary osteoporosis and how to minimize the effects. Also includes information on conditions and treatments that contribute to falls and fractures.
Too Fit to Fracture Booklet
Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise includes information on strength training, balance exercises and aerobic activity; interactive tools for getting started; tips for addressing barriers to exercise; and ways to move safely during everyday activities to avoid the risk of falls or spine fractures.
Brochures & Inserts
Too Fit to Fracture – Promo Card
Too Fit to Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise includes information on strength training, balance exercises and aerobic activity; interactive tools for getting started; tips for addressing barriers to exercise; and ways to move safely during everyday activities to avoid the risk of falls or spine fractures. Poor posture, combined with loss of bone strength, can increase the risk of spine fracture. Poor alignment can be improved with exercises that target muscles important for posture.
Make Your First Break Your Last – Brochure
This new brochure alerts Canadians to the fact that a broken bone may be a warning sign of osteoporosis. Take action – to reduce your risk of fractures, see your doctor and take this brochure with you!
Osteoporosis Bisphosphonate Medications, Dental Health and Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
What you need to know about Osteoporosis bisphophonate medications, dental health and osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ).
Too Fit to Fall or Fracture Sheet
This one page guide is packed with useful information to get you started thinking about ways you can safely and effectively exercise.
Sip & Skip Program
Sip & Skip is a challenge designed to help establish bone-friendly habits in children ages 8-10 years old. “Bone-friendly habits” include the right food choices and physical activity; research shows that both play a crucial role in bone building. Students keep track of personal bone-friendly behaviour during the program.