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By Liz Evens “Make the first fracture the last fracture”

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Jan 232015

Are we getting enough vitamin D?

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Dr. Robert Josse (Medical Director, Dept of Medicine, Osteoporosis Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital) talks to CTV News about the recommendations to Health Canada by Osteoporosis Canada and the Canadian Society of Endocrinology to increase the daily recommended intake of vitamin D. See the interview here. DISCLOSURE: Alberta Bone and Joint ...

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Oct 202014

Sun exposure and vitamin D

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The link between vitamin D and good bone health has been explored quite a bit in the literature (see here, here, here, here, here, here, and here just to name a few). Vitamin D is important in bone health because it helps regulate how your body uses calcium and phosphorous. Once metabolized by your body, vitamin D becomes calcitriol, which ...

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Sep 042014

Catch a Break Helps Albertans Catch Osteoperosis Early

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More Albertans will get screened and treated for osteoporosis with the launch of Catch a Break, a new program developed by the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network in conjunction with ABJHI. Catch a Break aims to reduce the number of hip fractures in the province. Through the program, health professionals contact Albertans who may ...

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May 072014

What is Osteoporosis?

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What is Osteoporosis? In simple terms, osteoporosis is a condition characterized by thin and porous bones, leading to decreased bone strength. Weak bones are fragile, putting them at increased risk of fracture. Prevention – Take vitamin D daily. Vitamin D helps our body to absorb and use calcium from our diet/supplements, increase muscle ...

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