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Oct 232017

Former CFL All-Star Jon Cornish to Speak at Free Wood Forum on Shoulder and Elbow Injuries Oct. 28

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If you’re suffering from a shoulder or elbow injury, mark your calendar to attend the Wood Forum from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 28, and hear about the latest research in prevention and treatment. Special guests include Jon Cornish, former All-Star running back with the Calgary Stampeders, and Rhett Warrener, former defenceman with ...

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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, 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 attaches ...

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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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Jan 042014

Keeping Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution

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It is perhaps not surprising to learn that fitness goals continue to dominate the list of most popular New Year’s resolutions. Anyone who visits a gym in January knows the frustration of waiting for your favourite piece of equipment as the freshly committed flock to the gym with the good intention of losing those extra 10 or 20 pounds. ...

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May 032013

Healthy, wealthy and wise: we need to recognize that health drives wealth

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Is the formula for Canada’s success to be wealthy, healthy and wise or to be healthy, wealthy and wise? The difference may appear subtle, but it gets to the heart of a question that has serious implications for the future of publicly funded health care: have we Canadians been missing out on the opportunity to use health care system as an ...

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Jul 222011

Saving Health Care without Going Broke

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From The Evidence Network: Let’s move beyond private vs. public debate (A version of this commentary appeared in The Huffington Post, Troy Media and The Mark.) With the election behind us, Canadians can look back and appreciate that we spent upwards of $300 million on an examination of personality, while policy largely escaped ...

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