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Osteoporosis: info-sheet for seniors

Suggests ways for seniors to maintain bone health and prevent falls and fractures. Features a food list and many tips to increase daily calcium intake. Presents current knowledge in the areas of treatment and pain management. Includes additional information sources on the disease, its prevention, and treatment.

Published: 2003
Osteoporosis and African American women

Gives information on osteoporosis, risk factors, diagnosis, prevention, and available treatment options for Black women.

Published: 2003
Osteoporosis

Offers information and services provided on osteoporosis, including risk factors for women. Discusses prevention strategies such as calcium intake, exercise, vitamin D, and smoking cessation.

Published: 2001
What evidence is there for the prevention and screening of osteoporosis?  
http://euro.who.int/Document/E88668.pdf

Presents a review of evidence to determine the effectiveness of the prevention and screening of osteoporosis.

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Published: 2006
Bone density measurement: a health technology report  
www.ahfmr.ab.ca/hta/hta-publications/reports/bonedensity99/bonedensity.shtml

Explores the appropriate use of bone density measurement (BDM) in routing health care services. Examines the value and use of BDM and associated treatments, issues which have been covered in a number of health technology assessments and commentaries.

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Published: 1999
A framework and strategy for the prevention and management of osteoporosis: report of the Strategic Action Working Group on Oste  
http://www.womenshealthcouncil.on.ca/userfiles/page_attachments/1966965_framework.pdf

Demonstrates the impacts of osteoporosis on individuals and the health care system. Argues that effective management requires an integrated system of care.

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Published: 2000
Is osteoporosis a menopausal disease?  
www.web.net/~desact/anglais/public/osteo.html

Discusses the confusion about osteoporosis as a disease, the validity of bone density testing as a diagnostic tool, the links between menopause and osteoporosis, and the relationship between normal bone aging and osteoporosis.

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Published: 1998
Bone mineral density testing: does the evidence support its selective use in well women?  
www.chspr.ubc.ca/node/474

Exposes the other side of the debate about bone mineral density testing and reviews evidence-based literature to uncover some facts about BMD testing and osteoporosis that have not received public attention. Suggests that testing may actually misdirect treatment efforts "away from the majority of women who will ultimately suffer fractures," by focussing attention on the minority with low bone mineral density.

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Published: 1997
Build better bones - training manual
Focuses on young women reducing the risk of developing osteoporosis and promotes a balanced lifestyle to maintain healthy bones for life. Designed for organizations that want to sponsor ongoing Build Better Bones workshops. Contents include: a trainer's guide for training facilitators who can deliver the Build Better Bones workshop, a facilitator guide for the interactive workshop, supporting osteoporosis and facilitation information for the facilitators, and visuals used during the Build Better Bones workshop.
Published: 1996
Osteoporosis health centre  
http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/centres/osteo/index.html
Provides basic medical information about osteoporosis and discusses diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and research. Includes tips for living with osteoporosis, interactive quizzes, and a glossary. Prepared in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Women's Health. (See Details)
Published: 2002