Personalized medicine is a new approach to health care based on an individual's unique molecular and genetic makeup. This allows for medical decisions to be tailored to each individual patient. Click here for an article about how clinical trials are helping to further the field of personalized medicine. The UHN Osteoporosis program is running a … Continue reading Personalized Medicine
Canada's 2019 Food Guide has been released! Click below for our summary of what and how you should be eating to stay healthy - specifically to maintain strong bones!
Ever wondered how researchers find out detailed information about bone and surrounding tissue? If so, check out (by clicking) Part 2 of our series looking into some of the devices used in bone health research!
Ever wondered how researchers find out detailed information about bone and surrounding tissue? If so, check out (by clicking) Part 1 of our series looking into some of the devices used in bone health research!
Spring is here! It's finally starting to feel warmer in Toronto and our team has created an awesome calcium-rich smoothie recipe to help you keep cool. This smoothie provides nearly 400mg of calcium - which is anywhere from 25-40% of your daily intake depending on what has been recommended to you by your doctor. ENJOY!
Do you or a loved one suffer from an eating disorder (ED)? EDs can have serious repercussions when it comes to bone health. To learn more please click the PDF below outlining the effect of an ED on bone health and the ways to reduce risk of osteoporosis for those suffering with an ED. In … Continue reading Osteoporosis and Eating Disorders
Have you been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI)? SCIs happen through traumatic events such as motor vehicle accidents, falls, or sport injuries or non-traumatic events such as arthritis, inflammation, or cancer. Are you at increased risk for lower extremity fracture? (See page 2 of the PDF for a checklist). Educate yourself! You can help … Continue reading Osteoporosis and Spinal Cord Injury
Namaste Readers! Yoga has become so popular in our culture that it seems to pop up on the Internet, in alternative medicine and even amongst scientists and doctors. It is typically recognized as an exercise that makes our body more flexible and stronger! There are many types of yoga that target different parts of our … Continue reading Yoga – Good or Bad for Osteoporosis?
Registration for #CMCTO2016 for health professionals is now open. Visit our link on the menu for further details or register at: http://www.canadianmskconferences.com We hope to see you there!
Trabecular Bone Score or TBS provides information about the quality of bone structure in the spine bone. This information complements bone mineral density measurement, and can be helpful to clinicians in determining fracture risk and discussing lifestyle management or treatment options with patients. It is conveniently measured during a standard bone density test. We are … Continue reading What is Trabecular Bone Score (TBS)?