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Osteoporosis awareness month in Canada
Every year in Canada, Osteoporosis Canada marks ‘Osteoporosis Month’, a four week campaign to focus public attention upon the importance of building strong bones for life through awareness and education. Read more
NOS report 'Life With Osteoporosis'
More than 3 million people in the UK are affected by osteoporosis.Half of all women and one in five men aged over 50 will break a bone due to poor bone health. In fact, every two minutes in the UK another bone breaks. Now, a new report by the NOS sheds light on the 'untold story' behind these statistics- revealing how fractures severely impact on the every day life of individuals with... Read more
On October 15, 2014, an audience of distinguished women and men who represent virtually all sectors of interested parties gathered together to discuss the problem of osteoporosis in Armenia. This is the Third Roundtable on Osteoporosis to be held in Armenia following two previous Roundtables held in 2011 and 2013. The Roundtable was honored to have Rita Sargsyan, wife of President Sargsyan,... Read more
The Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN) represents the interests of people living with osteoporosis within Osteoporosis Canada’s (OC) programmes and activities. COPN connects individuals affected by osteoporosis and communicates information about how to live well with the disease. It also gives patients a strong voice while advocating for comprehensive access to diagnosis, treatment and... Read more
WOD 2013 event in Cordoba, Argentina
People from around the world will be celebrating World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) on October 20, which is dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. This year the campaign focuses on raising awareness of osteoporosis in men. Read more
La osteoporosis, catalogada como una enfermedad de adultos mayores, está siendo de mucho interés para los pediatras. Esto se debe a que la prevención debe comenzar desde la infancia y/o adolescencia, para así lograr una adecuada optimización del contenido mineral del hueso durante esta etapa tan importante de la vida. Read more
Despite the difficult situation in many Middle Eastern countries, osteoporosis societies across the region continue to work to raise bone health awareness while providing valuable information to the public and education for health professionals in their communities. Read more
exercise using stretching bands
In June 2014 Osteoporosis Canada launched multicomponent exercise recommendations which combine muscle strengthening and balance training to help reduce falls and resulting fractures for people with osteoporosis. Developed by an international group of experts, the ‘Too Fit to Fracture: exercise recommendations for individuals with osteoporosis or osteoporotic vertebral’ recommend that aerobic... Read more
The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) of the UK is urging people to get out and soak up the sunlight to benefit their bone health. Read more
woman receiving a DXA scan
A key to improving the treatment and management of osteoporosis is improved access to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans for those at high risk of fractures. This is especially important in countries like Germany, with high rates of hip fractures and a growing senior population. Despite the wide-spread availability of proven and cost-effective diagnostic methods and treatment, only 20%... Read more

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