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Osteoporosis & Bone Health

Understanding osteoporosis and the factors that contribute to strong, healthy bones

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Osteoporosis & Bone Health

Why it pays to assess your bone health early and often  

 We can adopt positive habits as we get older to help pave the way for a healthy and happy future.       We can stick to a healthy diet, to name one good habit. We can also refuse to let...

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Osteoporosis can be deadly. Are you at risk?

Osteoporosis can sneak up on a person. Without a way to “check in” on your bones the way you can with other ailments and body parts, it’s possible that your bones can deteriorate over a number...

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Never to Return Home Again

You think that your family home will be yours forever: it’s the place you raised your children, made countless happy memories, and now it’s where you can see your grandchildren grow up. But in a...

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5 Bone Health Questions to Ask Your Doctor

On your way to the doctor’s office? Good for you! Regular check-ups are key to remaining happy and carefree well into your later years. But routine visits alone aren’t enough to guarantee good...

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How Well Do You Know Osteoporosis?

Few people are aware of the true impact of osteoporosis, and yet many will suffer from it at some point in their lives. Related to a decline in bone mass density that can result in fractures, the...

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Having “The Talk” With Your Aging Parents

Having “the talk” is never easy. It’s difficult, it’s uncomfortable, and it can be a downright awkward  experience if you’re not properly prepared. No one ever wants to broach that...

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Talk To Your Doctor About These Bone-Thinning Treatments

Osteoporosis currently affects about two million Canadians, but many more are at risk of developing this debilitating condition. Generally, young women achieve peak bone mass by the age of 20, and...

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Don’t Let Retirement Dreams Be Dashed: Assess Your Bone Health Now

Financial experts will tell you it’s never too early to start saving for retirement. Many Canadians take that advice to heart, dutifully contributing to RRSPs, TFSAs and other investments. Their...

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Osteoporosis: Don’t Leave it to Chance

It’s easy to take one’s mobility and independence for granted. Climbing onto a chair to reach the highest cupboard – no problem. Descending a flight of stairs to get to the restaurant’s...

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Debunking Common Myths About Osteoporosis

This article, describing and debunking some of the common myths about osteoporosis, appeared in The Huffington Post in November 2016. It has been republished with permission. Byline: Dr. Famida...

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Views from the Fracture Clinic

Going to the hospital is rarely a pleasant experience. Whether you’re the patient or visiting a loved one, being in a hospital can often be stressful and disheartening. And for someone with...

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Small Fracture, Big Changes

What’s the first thing you think of when hearing the word “fracture”? Maybe a small break, like the kind your children or grandchildren might get from falling off the monkey bars. They wore a...

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Fragility Fractures Are a Life-and-Death Situation

A fractured wrist. A broken hip. Death within a year? That's how serious a fracture may be. And for someone with osteoporosis, a condition that causes the bones to thin and become more porous, a...

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One Fracture, Many Fractures

As you get older, your risk of breaking a bone can increase – especially if you have osteoporosis.  Even something as simple as lifting a heavy grocery bag, bumping your elbow on the car door, or...

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A Day in the Life

Suffering from a fracture can dramatically change your day-to-day life. Osteoporotic fractures can cause an independent, active individual to become stationary, cautious, or fully reliant on others....

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How does osteoporosis impact your life?

If left untreated, osteoporosis can have a profound impact on day-to-day life. Fractures of the spine (also known as vertebral fractures) usually occur with little trauma. With osteoporosis,...

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Fall prevention design tips

Believe it or not, a person's home can be a hazardous place for falls. For someone with osteoporosis, even a minor fall like a slip on the stairs or fall from a seated position can cause a bone to...

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Understanding bone mineral density

Detecting osteoporosis early is important and can help prevent fractures from occurring in the first place. Download and complete this checklist to determine if you are at risk for osteoporosis,...

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Who is at risk for osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis can happen in both women and men. The truth is that at least one in two women and up to one in four men over the age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their remaining...

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How does osteoporosis affect bones?

You may have osteoporosis, but do you really understand what it is doing to your bones? There has been no single cause identified for osteoporosis. There are a number of factors that can contribute...

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Why People Don’t Always Follow Their Doctors’ Advice

Do you always follow your doctor’s advice? You might be surprised to learn that many people do not. For someone with osteoporosis, for example, following a physician-directed treatment plan...

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How healthy are your bones?

Breaking a bone isn’t something you worry about regularly – that’s kid’s stuff. Falling off the jungle gym or mis-stepping on the trampoline aren’t concerns of yours. But while you may not...

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Healthy bones don’t break (usually)

The Fragile Truth about Fragility Fractures You may not have heard of fragility fractures, but there’s a chance you’ve heard of osteoporosis – a condition that causes your bones to be more...

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Osteoporosis: A life sentence

Getting diagnosed with osteoporosis isn’t like getting the flu. You can’t just curl up with a blanket and some chicken soup, take a few days off work and let the virus run its course....

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Can your bones hurt you?

It’s scary but true: as you age, your body might turn against you. Everyday activities such as bringing in the groceries or a simple trip and fall can pose threats in the form of fracturing a wrist...

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