Osteoporosis in men

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 bones in men, click on the image below and upload a two-page handout.

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We hope you found this information helpful. If you have any other questions, feel free to comment in the box below or email us at osteoporosis@uhn.ca.


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 and osteoarthritis and the differences between them, click on the image below and upload a two-page handout.

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If you have any other questions, feel free to comment in the box below or email us at osteoporosis@uhn.ca.

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: www.osteoporosis.ca/spinalfracture

Please do not reply to this  post if you are interested to participate, as your response would be public.

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.


Check out the recently added patient education materials on our blog.

Osteoporosis Canada

Check out the most recent osteoporosis-related news and resources for Canadians.

University Health Network and Mt Sinai Hospital

Check out some of the patient education and healthy living resources found at our institutions.

Click here for a PDF version of this blog post.

Any questions about these news and resources? Comment in the box below!

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 that were shared by other groups and may provide helpful information to hip fracture patients and their caregivers or providers:

A tool kit for hip fracture patients by the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

A patient information booklet on hip fracture recovery by the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

  • Our study titled “Detection of Incomplete Atypical Femoral Fractures: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis” was presented at the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s 2015 World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases:


Feel free to share your comments or questions  below or by emailing us at osteoporosis@uhn.ca.

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