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The FLS team at the Hôpital Jean-Talon is led by Dr. Julio Fernandes (lead clinician) and Josee Delisle (nurse coordinator) who work together to identify more than 560 fragility fracture patients per year. Read more
Osteoporosis is responsible for two million broken bones every year in the U.S. and causes 75,000 deaths – those figures alone show the pressing need to promote action for prevention nationwide. To mark National Osteoporosis Month, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is encouraging the public and at-risk individuals to get active, follow a bone healthy diet and learn the facts about... Read more
The newly published clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) update the ACP’s 2008 recommendations on treatment of low bone density and osteoporosis to prevent fractures in men and women.1 The updated ACP guidelines, simplified to improve access by primary care physicians, emphasize the need for treatment Read more
Reaching the millions of people who are affected by osteoporosis is a challenging task. Although websites and brochures can increase awareness, face-to-face interactions are the most effective way to empower people to take action to improve their bone health. Read more
Osteoporosis Canada's FLS-forum-2017
Osteoporosis Canada hosted 60 delegates from 10 provinces at the FLS Forum 2017 on February 25th and 26th in Toronto. Current evidence on models to close the post-fracture care gap were presented and delegates gained an understanding of the tools they need to implement effective FLS in their own jurisdictions. Read more
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The paper highlights nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle factors involved in developing optimal peak bone mass, which is typically reached in one's early 20's. Optimizing peak bone mass and strength is a primary strategy to reducing the risk of osteoporosis and related fractures later in life.Published in the journal Osteoporosis International, the position paper can be freely downloaded: Read more
One in three Canadian women, and one in five Canadian men will break a bone because of osteoporosis, a debilitating disease that can strike at any time, causing bones to become fragile and break.1 Each year in Canada, broken bones caused by osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined for women over the age of 50, despite the fact that if simple steps are... Read more
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The National Osteoporosis Foundation's ‘Just Diagnosed Packet’ includes several informative leaflets to help patients learn how they can protect their bones through proper nutrition, exercise, and safe movement. Read more
Adapted from Osteoporosis Canada's press release of September 4, 2015 The guideline 'Recommendations for Preventing Fracture in Long-Term Care', offers healthcare professionals, residents of long-term care homes and their families, guidance to help take measures to reduce immobility, pain, hospital transfers and improve the quality of life for residents at long-term care homes.  Read more
Some two million broken bones occur every year in the U.S. due to osteoporosis. As in other parts of the world, very few of those who have fractured are tested and treated for osteoporosis - the fracture is repaired, but the patient remains unprotected against the high risk of suffering more, and potentially more serious, fractures. The Read more

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