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Osteoporosis vs. Osteoarthritis

An awareness about bone and joint health is being raised this week - the Bone and Joint Action Week (October 12-20).  As part of it, we'd like to share with you some information about two common conditions - osteoporosis and osteoarthritis - that some people mix up for one another. To learn more about osteoporosis … Continue reading Osteoporosis vs. Osteoarthritis

Detection of Spinal Fracture Survey

We invite you to participate in a research study called the Detection of Spinal Fracture Survey, conducted by Osteoporosis Canada and University Health Network. It involves a 25-question on-line survey that asks about individuals’ preferences about detecting spinal fractures. To learn more or to participate, visit: http://www.osteoporosis.ca/spinalfracture Please do not reply to this  post if … Continue reading Detection of Spinal Fracture Survey

Newsbites: September 2015

We hope that you had a nice summer! Here are some news and resources brought to you by the OsteoConnections, the official blog of the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital Osteoporosis Program. OsteoConnections Check out the recently added patient education materials on our blog. Newsletter on bone health for men on hormone therapy … Continue reading Newsbites: September 2015

Newsbites: April 2015

Happy Spring everyone!  Here are some of the most recent news and resources that the University Health Network's Osteoporosis Program would like to share with you: Our group presented various topics at the 2015 Canadian Hip Fracture Management Conference that focused on providing the best available care to hip fracture patients.  There, we discovered resources … Continue reading Newsbites: April 2015

Nutritious March IV

March, a national nutrition month, is coming to an end.  Thanks for joining our 'march' towards healthy eating.  Below is the last of four posts on these topics. Have a great weekend. Consider these  shopping tips for a more nutritious living provided by the Dietitians of Canada: By Dr Maryam Hamidi

Nutritious March III

March 2015 is a national nutrition month!  Here is the third of four posts on this topic.  Join our 'march' towards healthy eating, by considering the  following 9am-to-5pm tips for more nutritious living (provided by the Dietitians of Canada):  By Dr Maryam Hamidi

Nutritious March II

March 2015 is a national nutrition month!  Here is the second of four posts on this topic.  Join our 'march' towards healthy eating, by considering the  following shopping tips for a more nutritious living (provided by the Dietitians of Canada): By Dr Maryam Hamidi

Consider TAI CHI

Recently, we wrote about the importance of being proactive in preventing falls, especially at older age when bones can become more fragile and prone to fractures. Exercises that are done standing up and involve gentle and coordinated movements – like tai chi – are an excellent way to help improve strength and balance and keep … Continue reading Consider TAI CHI

Osteoporosis Outreach

November is Osteoporosis Month!  Visit us at the annual Osteoporosis Outreach this week. We are helping hospital staff and visitors learn about how to assess risk for osteoporosis and fractures, and  what to do about reducing the risk.   Here is more about us: Osteoporosis Program, University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital: We play a … Continue reading Osteoporosis Outreach