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
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)?
It's that time of the year when wearing a mustache is more than just a fashion statement - the Movember movement seeks to make a contribution to "men living happier, healthier, longer lives". Even though osteoporosis affects men less commonly than women, men are also burdened by it. To learn more about osteoporosis and maintaining healthy … Continue reading Osteoporosis in men
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
Many patients who visit our osteoporosis clinic also have gout, a painful type of inflammatory arthritis. In order to help them manage their illness, we recently produced and published an info sheet outlining important dietary considerations for people with gout. You can find it on our Patient Materials page or click the image on the left. … Continue reading New publication for gout patients
Well, almost all: two of our research team members here at the Osteoporosis Program, Dr. Marta Erlandson, PhD and Dr. Maryam S. Hamidi, PhD, along with Jennifer Weldon from Osteoporosis Canada, were invited to give a talk on osteoporosis for the Monthly Patient Education Talk Series at the Toronto Western Hospital. Marta's talk focused on … Continue reading All you ever wanted to know about osteoporosis